Sri Lanka denies Indian intel claims of ‘LTTE regrouping to launch attacks’

The Sri Lankan Ministry of Defense downplayed reports from former LTTE cadres that “regrouped to launch attacks” and called for further clarification on the issue.

The Sri Lankan Ministry of Defense downplayed reports from former LTTE cadres that “regrouped to launch attacks” and called for further clarification on the issue.

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Defense on Saturday denied reports that the ex-LTTE cadre “regrouped to launch attacks” in Sri Lanka, reported by Hinduswith reference to sources in Indian intelligence.

“The article is completely unfounded. We have not received any intelligence warning about such a security threat, says a spokesman for the ministry. The report, which cites Indian intelligence sources, was picked up by Sri Lankan media and widely shared on social media.

Sri Lanka’s political leaders also reacted strongly to the claims of the Indian security establishment. Tamil Progressive Alliance Leader and Colombo opposition lawmaker Mano Ganesan said Hindus The report on “#LTETE regrouping” is “very worrying in today’s social context in Sri Lanka where race relations are improving”.

“How authentic is this news? What is the source of the intelligence? Is it Indian / foreign? #Indian media and authorities in demand [to] give more explanations, he said.

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