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 By Jamila Najmuddin


Sri Lanka is in touch with the Indian authorities over claims by a Lakshar-e-Taiba terror suspect that he was trained in Colombo to carry out terrorist attacks on Indian soil, External Affairs Ministry sources told Daily Mirror online. 

The Defence Attache at the Sri Lankan High Commission in New Delhi is already in discussions with the Indian Defence Authorities and a comprehensive report over the issue has been sought by the External Affairs Ministry in Colombo.

“We have informed our mission in New Delhi to investigate this matter immediately. Our Defence Attache at the Embassy is already in discussions with the Defence Authorities in India over the claims and we have also sought for a detailed report,” sources at the Ministry said.

The key accused in the Pune German Bakery blast in India has made a startling revelation to his interrogators — that the tourist destination of Colombo is a training hub of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET), the Asian Age reported.

Mirza Himayat Baig, 29, the conspirator and co-planter of the bomb placed at Pune’s German Bakery, has confirmed he received his terror training in Colombo.

The Indian police is now getting details from Baig of where in Colombo the training camp was held.

Lashkar-e-Taiba is said to be linked with the Al Qaeda and is banned as a terrorist organization by India, Pakistan, the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Russia and Australia. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Above the crowd Thursday, 09 September 2010 08:28 PM

    Didn't India both train and arm the LTTE?

    Helasebala Thursday, 09 September 2010 12:36 PM

    Oh god..we can achieve "Wander of Asia" in this way..not "Wonder of Asia"..perhaps .."Wonderful haven to terrorism in Asia"?

    Helasebala Thursday, 09 September 2010 12:51 PM

    Now don't blame Siripala..He was the head of WHO..he sleeps in press confabs..but he is NOT this sort

    Ralph Anthony Friday, 10 September 2010 03:14 PM

    I agree that the Visa system should be introduced

    shanka Thursday, 09 September 2010 01:31 PM

    i usually watch sun TV's comedy programs, Indians are really humorous... once again they have proved!!!

    Feroz Mohideen UK Thursday, 09 September 2010 08:15 AM

    Sri Lankan Govt should with Immediate effect introduce a Visa for all Indians coming to Colombo

    At the moment all flights in and out of Colombo are like a CTB bus and the Colombo
    airport is like a shanty town with Indians coming in to Colombo
    to buy cheap Booze and cigarettes.
    I have been a few times from CMB to Chennai . Sri Lankans do not behave in that manner that some Indians behave
    Please for god sake for the celandines, health hazard reason and for National Security
    Please intrudes the restrict Indian tourist by way of Visa

    Helasebala Thursday, 09 September 2010 01:56 PM

    JR thought the same..till he was forced to sign Indo Lanka Peace Agreement

    Hassen Thursday, 09 September 2010 08:40 AM

    I fully agree with you Feroze Mohideen

    David Thursday, 09 September 2010 08:56 AM

    Fully agree. SL should not become another state of India.

    Lam Thursday, 09 September 2010 09:07 AM

    when indian official were visiting one by one i was suspecting that this kind of drama will be done

    DHA Thursday, 09 September 2010 09:16 AM

    i won't be surprised if the next statement comes out as "SF is the one who trained the guy...."

    Dheen Thursday, 09 September 2010 09:22 AM

    When two rivals are stationed in one country accusing each other is a very common thing and more of this nature to follow.

    chris abey Thursday, 09 September 2010 09:23 AM

    Colombo has many Al Qaida sympathizers for sure.This will certainly be a far worse problem than the LTTE.

    Citizen Thursday, 09 September 2010 09:40 AM

    Is this another excuse by india to meddle in matters in SL (good excuse to permanently station detectives to this country!) by comming up with a outrageous claim that a suspect had supporsedly said they received training in Colombo?
    Remember the security blanket that was upon colombo due to terrorist threats to the city? one could not do anything out of the ordinary without the armed forces keeping a hawk like eye on you ... and inspite all this this a bunch of people were tained to attack civilian spots?
    yeah right!

    Smart Aleck Thursday, 09 September 2010 09:40 AM

    Now we'll let our King handle this.

    malkanthi Thursday, 09 September 2010 09:48 AM

    Our guys will sleep until something drastic happens in our soil. No more LTTE, but Al Qaeda is much stronger!

    Dheen Thursday, 09 September 2010 09:54 AM

    It is beyond the hands of the king because India has permanently stamped her feet and will not budge an inch.

    GKA Thursday, 09 September 2010 09:54 AM

    Could this be a deliberate ploy???

    citizen1 Thursday, 09 September 2010 04:23 PM

    Sounds fishy.

    Smart Aleck Thursday, 09 September 2010 10:02 AM

    Yes, more things will go out of hand.

    whataload Thursday, 09 September 2010 10:05 AM

    Question is now: WHO trained them, if at all?

    Josh Thursday, 09 September 2010 10:05 AM

    Colombo????

    there was a international terrorist training camp in the capital city and no one including the defense establishments knew about it??

    Karu Thursday, 09 September 2010 11:31 AM

    Bingo!!
    Now we have a new problem to divert the people's attantion away from the 18th amendment's kala bulu...

    Ibnu Batuta Thursday, 09 September 2010 07:26 PM

    Prevention is better than cure!

    xlntgson Friday, 10 September 2010 12:23 PM

    Why can't we question about United States consulting Indians on regional matters?


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