National Freedom Front leader Wimal Weerawansa has accused certain ministers of sending their underworld bodyguards or hitmen abroad through the VIP lounge of the airport.
Addressing a party meeting in Maharagama, he said the ministers were sending their undercover hitmen out of the country because of the President had declared a war on the underworld.
Mr. Weerawansa also hit out hard at moves to bring back P.B. Jayasundera as secretary to the Treasury. He said Mr. Jayasundera was responsible for killing the economy through privatization of state enterprises during the UNP regime and had been rapped by the Supreme Court for his questionable role in privatization.