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* 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.

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