Ranil tells House Mervyn threatened to kill him


by Saman Indrajith


Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday told Parliament that Deputy Highways Minister Mervyn Silva has ganged up with business tycoon Maharaja to end his life.

"Minister Mervyn Silva has joined forces with Maharaja to kill me," Wickremesinghe said.

"When the vote on the second rading of the Budget was taken I was attacked with a bottle of water by government MPs. My friend, Minister Mervyn Silva, threatened to kill me on the previous day. If Minister Mervyn Silva wants to join Maharaja to assassinate me, then I have nothing against it. I harbour no grudge against anyone," he said.

Wickremesinghe made this statement during a debate on what occurred on Saturday when the second reading stage of the budget was taken.



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