He was ready to harm First Lady if paid

First Lady

A youth who said that he would assassinate First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa if anyone was willing to give him Rs 3 million was arrested by the Maligawatte Police on Tuesday.

According to Maligawatte Police, he had said this while having tea in a restaurant in Maligawatte in close proximity to the Carlton Montessori Pre-school which the First lady was due to visit on Tuesday morning.

A member of the Presidential Security Division happened to be in the restaurant when the youth said this and he promptly reported it to the Maligwatte Police who arrested the youth along with the owner of the restaurant and his assistant.

However, after interrogation the owner and his assistant were released yesterday morning.

The suspect youth was detained by the Police for further questioning.

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