Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Defence on Saturday denied reports of ex-LTTE cadre “regrouping to launch attacks” in Sri Lanka, as reported by The Hindu, citing sources in Indian intelligence.
Indian intelligence agency RAW deliberately creates a false story to help the Rajapaksa regime from current situation. India is trying to stimulate hard-core Sinhalese to support to Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mahinda Rajapaksa.
“The article is completely baseless. We have received no intelligence warning of such a security threat,” a Sri Lankan Ministry spokesman told the Hindu.
The report, citing Indian intelligence reports, was picked up by Sri Lankan media and widely shared on social media.
Sri Lankan political leaders had posted the following reactions to the Hindu Story.
Sri Lankan political leaders, too, strongly reacted to the Indian security establishment’s claims. Tamil Progressive Alliance Leader and Opposition legislator from Colombo Mano Ganesan said The Hindu report on “#LTTE regrouping” is “very disturbing in today’s social context of Sri Lanka where race relations are improving”.
“How authentic is this news? What’s the intelligence source? Is it Indian/Foreign? #Indian Media & Authorities are requested give more explanations,” he said.