Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* LTTE plot to assassinate two VIPs of Sri Lankan government - report
Sun, Aug 10, 2014, 12:11 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 10, Colombo: International intelligence services have arrested four individuals who had allegedly attempted to carry out a plot to assassinate two VIPs of the Sri Lankan government, the local Sinhala weekly Sunday Divaina newspaper reported.

According to the report, the four, who were arrested in a foreign country, includes a former Sri Lanka Army captain and three activists of the defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group.

The suspects have requested money from LTTE diaspora to carry out the plot.

According to the high level intelligence sources the Army Captain is known by the nickname 'Yanji'. They have planned to arrive in the country to set their plan in motion when they were arrested in a foreign country.

International security forces have arrested the four suspects and taken steps to send them immediately to Sri Lanka, the Divaina reported from Malaysia.

In March this year, a well-known Canadian Sri Lankan journalist D.B.S. Jeyaraj in an article on his website revealed a plot to assassinate President Rajapaksa or Defense Secretary.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Litro Chairman sends letter of demand to former UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardena
-- [2 hours ago]
Australia's MRL Corporation signs agreement with Intelligent Materials to identify commercial applications for Sri Lanka graphite
-- [3 hours ago]
Police asked to take custody of government vehicles still retained by former MPs
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Police arrest 386 on election law violations and related incidents
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka survey finds Ranil Wickremasinghe is favored by all communities to be the PM
-- [5 hours ago]
Saudi employer offers his Sri Lankan housemaid for sale online
-- [6 hours ago]
Former monitoring MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena further remanded
-- [7 hours ago]
Central Expressway is the first step to build a new country in 60 months - PM
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2015 begins today
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's investment board to ink agreements with 4 foreign investors
-- [9 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.