Sept 27, Colombo: India today rejected news reports which claimed that Indian missiles were targeted at Sri Lanka's strategic installations as "completely baseless and fabricated".
"We have seen news reports in some websites and in the print media claiming that Indian missiles were targeted at Sri Lanka's strategic installations. These reports are completely baseless and fabricated, "the Indian High Commission in Colombo said in a statement.
India, the statement said, has a longstanding indigenous missile development programme and it is defensive in nature and is not directed against any country.
"Speculation on such sensitive issues in a manner calculated to mislead, is out of tune with the spirit of the friendly and close relations India and Sri Lanka enjoy, including in the fields of defence and security," it further said.
In August, a report by the California-based American conservative think tank Claremont Institute in a website, MissileThreat.com, said the Indian missile system targeted Sri Lanka's Colombo and Hambantota Ports, Katunayake, Ratmalana and Mattala Air Ports, Military Headquarters, Puttalam Coal plant and Kerawalapitiya-Kelanitissa oil fired Power Plants among others.