Sri Lankan president accuses RAW of plotting his assassination
Erecting a rigid wall between India and Sri Lanka, the Island country’s president, Maithripala Sirisena, has accused the Indian external intelligence agency –the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) – of plotting his assassination.
Meanwhile, notably, maintaining his support to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi intact, he has opined that the Indian PM might not be aware about the plot.
It seems that the Sri Lankan president is very suspicious about the activities of the RAW in the Island, but is optimistic about the approach of the BJP-led government towards the Island nation, which is situated close to the southernmost tip of the world’s largest democratic country.
A national media has reported that the Sri Lankan president has expressed his fear about the RAW’s plot during a high-level meeting organised by the government, in which several top leaders and officials have participated. In that sense, in the eyes of the Island country, that issue has serious significance.
However, India has not responded publically about the allegation. It proves that either India feels that there is a clear politics in the statement or the country is less interested in getting into a trouble with one of its close neighbours.
An expert warns that the issue is likely to create a huge rift between India and Sri Lanka. He adds that it should not be allowed.
This is not the first time that the top political leaders of Sri Lanka have expressed suspicion about the activities of the RAW in the Island nation.
What the Sri Lankan PM attempts to achieve from this allegation?
Vignesh. S. G
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