Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne said yesterday that his parliamentary speech, which asserted that there were three LTTE training camps in Tamil Nadu, had been based on some reports published in local newspapers; but that these reports had later been found to be false.
Commenting on India’s rejecting his allegation, the prime minister said: “It was a thing mentioned in two newspaper reports. There appears to be false information in these reports. It was nothing more than that.”
However, in his speech to Parliament, he had said that there were intelligence reports regarding these camps. (KB)