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President misquoted says President’s Office

Media reports quoting President Maithripala Sirisena as saying at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting that an agent of India’s RAW was plotting to assassinate him are false, a senior official at the Presidential Secretariat said.
Senior presidential advisor Shiral Lakthilaka said that the President was misquoted in the media and that the President’s Office would issue a statement on the matter this afternoon.
India’s The Hindu reported that the President accused India’s RAW of plotting to assassinate him and that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was unaware of the matter.

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