He had said in his letter addressed to the EC Chairman that Twitter indicated the attack to have been planned with the knowledge of the SLPP. “The podujana party is planning a bomb blast next week,” he said in his letter.
“I believe the warning is connected to the forthcoming presidential election and I am referring the same in order to take action in this regard,” he said.
Sources close to Mr. Wickramaratne said he had called for investigations as he thought it was appropriate to inform the police and the Elections Commission to take precautionary measures. “The State Minister has informed the IGP and the Elections Commission as precautionary measures,” sources said.
Several others including Minister Harin Fernando and Non-Cabinet Ministers Harsha de Silva and Ajith P. Perera received the same tweet warning of an impending bomb blast.