Sunday, May 24, 2009

Army lieutenant tried to assassinate President

By Gayan Kumara Weerasingha

(LB)The LTTE has now been completely defeated but we still have traitors amidst us. On 14 May, the State Intelligence Service (SIS) achieved a major victory by dismantling an LTTE terror network centered in Colombo by arresting ‘Giri’, a Tiger intelligence leader, after an extensive investigation.

Giri is said to be the mastermind behind many LTTE attacks in and around Colombo during the recent past. He was also assigned the task of planning and executing the assassinations of the president, prime minister and defence secretary. Giri was apprehended in Colombo and was detained at a special division of the SIS. During interrogation, SIS officers unearthed many secrets, the main being two separate plots to assassinate President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Full text Share on Facebook