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17/10/2018 12:04 PM IST | Updated 17/10/2018 12:05 PM IST

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Claims India's RAW Is Trying To Kill Him: Report

Sirisena told his ministers that Indian PM Narendra Modi may not be aware of the plan.

A file photo of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.
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A file photo of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.

NEW DELHI--Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena told his ministers in a closed-door cabinet meeting on Tuesday that the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India's external intelligence agency, was planning to assassinate him, The Hindureported.

The report, based on accounts from sources present at the meeting, said that Sirisena told his ministers that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi "may not be aware of the plan".

As per the report, Sirisena made the allegation when he raised concerns over the government's "indifference" to an assassination plot targeting him. He reportedly said at Tuesday's meeting that an Indian national caught recently by Sri Lankan agencies "must be a RAW agent trying to kill me. The Indian PM may not be aware. That is often the case. Trump may not be aware of CIA's similar moves".

Read the full report from The Hinduhere.