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Sri Lanka LTTE Attack Threat: Security Beefed Up In Sri Lanka In View Of Possible LTTE Attack

Sri Lanka LTTE Attack Threat: Security Beefed Up In Sri Lanka In View Of Possible LTTE Attack
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Sri Lanka LTTE Attack Threat: Security Beefed Up In Sri Lanka In View Of Possible LTTE Attack

Colombo : Sri Lanka on Sunday said all efforts were being made to strengthen the country’s security in the wake of media reports that banned outfit LTTE was planning to launch an attack. It is noteworthy that there were reports in the Indian media that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) may attack Sri Lanka on 18 May. Significantly, on May 18, 2009, the civil war in Sri Lanka ended and ‘Mulliwakal Day’ is celebrated on this day.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is facing charges of failing to get the country out of the economic crisis, is credited with ending a 30-year civil war with the LTTE. A statement issued by the Sri Lankan Defense Ministry said that the news published in ‘The Hindu’ newspaper on May 13 quoted Indian intelligence agencies as saying that the LTTE may attack Sri Lanka on May 18.
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Indian intelligence agencies warned
“Indian intelligence agencies have conveyed to Sri Lanka that this information has been given as a general information and an inquiry will be conducted in this regard and action taken in this regard will be apprised to Sri Lanka,” the statement said. “All information received regarding national security will be scrutinized and all steps are being taken to strengthen security,” the ministry said.

Intended to avenge the killing of LTTE leaders
As reported by The Hindu, intelligence agencies have inputs that the LTTE plans to launch an attack on the Mullivaikal anniversary that falls on May 18. LTTE Cadre This day is also celebrated as Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day. The aim of this attack is to avenge the murder of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, newsreader Isai Priya and other leaders. In 2009, the Sri Lankan army claimed to have killed the top LTTE leadership in an encounter with Mahinda Rajapaksa in office. However, then the Sri Lankan army was also accused of massacre of Tamil people.

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