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Defence Ministry’s statement on ‘terrorist attack’ reports

The Defence Ministry of Sri Lanka has issued a statement in response to foreign media reports on a terrorist attack warned of being occurred on May 18.

On May 13, ‘The Hindu‘ claimed that ‘Indian Intelligence agencies have warned of erstwhile cadre of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) regrouping to launch attacks in Sri Lanka’ in the period of the country being affected by an economic and political crisis.

In response, the Defence Ministry stated that the government has called on the Indian Intelligence in this regard and learned that the report of the attack was generation information, but an investigation is also underway.

The MOD further stated that it will conduct proper investigations into any information received by the intelligence services and that the security forces will be taking steps to strengthen security. The disclosure made by The Hindu that a terrorist attack is due on occurrence on May 18 will further be looked into, it went on, adding that investigations will be carried out in this regard.

MIAP

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