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UPFA Western Provincial Council members Prasanna Sanjeeva and Mohamed Faiz sitting on the floor of the house and protesting against a move to import expensive chairs. WP Governor Hemakumara Nanayakkara has cancelled the order of chairs, priced at about Rs. 850,000 each.

Pic by Ranjith Wimalasiri.

House calls for arrest of DIG

UPFA MPs, yesterday, demanded that DIG Nalaka Silva be arrested over an alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

Provincial Councils and Local Government Deputy Minister Sriyani Wijewickrama called for the arrest of DIG Silva, sacking of incumbent IGP and conducting investigations into the alleged plot under a new IGP.

MEP leader Dinesh Gunawardena said that the entire country was shocked by the recent revelation of a plot to assassinated the President and the former Defence Secretary. "There is a serious allegation that the DIG was planning to secure the support of the underworld to kill the President and the former defence secretary. There are audio tapes of the conspiracy being circulated.

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