Saturday, May 30, 2009

LTTE twice tried to assassinate President: Rogue Colonel

(DM)Colombo, May 29, (Asiantribune.com): Intense questioning by the Army Intelligence Unit of a certain Sri Lanka Army Lieutenant Colonel now in custody has revealed that an attempt was made to attack the helicopter in which President Mahinda Rajapaksa travelled to attend a passing out parade at the Diyatalawa Army complex on December 20, 2008.

The Lt. Col. had confessed that he had personally transported a LTTE suicide bomber from Colombo to the Diyatalawa Army camp with his suicide gear, and that the suicide bomber had managed to enter the Army camp at Diyatalawa on that day. This same Lt. Col. had transported another suicide bomber to the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on April 4, when the President attended the ‘Deyata Kirula’ Exhibition held there. There too the suicide bomber had managed to enter the premises. Full text

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