Fonseka had plans to stage Russian style coup, says Rajapaksa government
[TamilNet, Friday, 05 February 2010, 17:08 GMT]
The United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government led by Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday claimed that there was an attempt to stage a Russian style coup in Sri Lanka on the eve of last presidential election. Thirty seven persons including several retired Major Generals and Colonels and Brigadiers have been held in detention over their alleged involvement in the coup attempt, the government said.
Sri Lankan Media Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa at a press briefing said the government had collected evidence that General (retd) Sarath Fonseka had plans to appoint Bolshevik committees at every state institution to carry out routine work after killing President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and his brothers Gotabhaya and Basil Rajapaksa.