Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry corridors are buzzing over reports from London that a listening device, commonly known as a ‘bug’, had been found at the Sri Lankan High Commission.
Exactly who placed the device and for what purpose remains a mystery, though MI5, the British spy service, was ruled out as a suspect.
Foreign Ministry seniors have expressed amusement more than anything else and ordered a security clean of the premises with professional help. It is better to be safe than sorry seems to be the reason.
Sunday Times, SL.