LTTE Planned To Attack Colombo With Plane From Chennai: Sri Lankan President
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said that the LTTE militant group had planned to attack Colombo with an aircraft flying from Chennai in 2009. “No one knew it better than me,” said Sirisena, who was the acting defence minister during the last two weeks of the civil war with the LTTE in May, 2009 when the rebels were eventually defeated.
He was addressing the Sri Lankan community in New York where he spoke at the UN General Assembly.
“The former president was away, the former prime minister was away. There was no defence ministry secretary and army commander in the country at the time,” he said.
Mr Sirisena said it was a well-guarded secret that all senior leaders were out of the country fearing an LTTE air raid.
“The Tamil Tigers were going to operate an aircraft from Chennai or some other jungle area to bomb and destroy targets in Colombo,” the president said, adding “I was the acting defence minister. All the others had fled because they feared air attacks”.
“Even I did not stay in Colombo. I was at several locations outside Colombo in case the Tigers attacked the capital city,” he said.
The LTTE had carried out two air raids in the capital in 2007 and 2009.
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This guy is suffering from Delusional Distress.
Urgent psychological assistance required.
I do not know what India has to say about this. I trust there will be a formal diplomatic protest over this. Besides, it can be. India has a Federal System and the Central Government of India has limited power over Tamil Nadu. This will happened to SL when the infamous New Constitution see the daylight!
Agree with Kota Katu,
Boss appears to be a victim of ‘Delusional Distress.’.
Amarakoon is talking ‘diplomatic protest’; another blind Sinhala Buddhist Dreamer’.
Should realise that the Paget Road Joker’s Visit to UNGA has made SL the laughing stock of the world.
In fact, LTTE separatists are gaining mileage from this Paget Road Joker’s stupidity
Dear Mr. Pierre Sleiman HE Sirisena doesn’t have to go to NY and make SL a laughing stock at UNGA. Already we are a laughing stock. For you I am a blind Sinhala Buddhist Dreamer and you? What is your religion?
What a shame; as Acting Defence Minster, the Paget Road Clown claims “Even I did not stay in Colombo. I was at several locations outside Colombo in case the Tigers attacked the capital city”. But the miserable Paget Road Clown never uttered a word caution to the millions who were living in Colombo regarding likely LTT air attacks.
Isn’t he a COWARD?
As Pierre says “the Paget Road Joker’s Visit to UNGA has made SL the laughing stock of the world.
In fact, LTTE separatists are gaining mileage from this Paget Road Joker’s stupidity”.
I am an athiest.
I think he addressed to an uneducated ordinance.
Why people still keeps this guy and PM to lead the country?
Dear Respected Pierre Sleiman. Now I know you are an atheist. That is is your choice. I do not have problem with that. But you do not know my religion and it is not acceptable to label me as ‘anther Bilind Sinhala Buddhist Dreamer’. I need an apology!
To Mr. Maraya, you ask why people still keep this guy and PM to lead the country?’ Damn good question but Maraya Malli the the answer is: People in SL voted for HE Sirisea (and he appointed Hon. PM) and all Sri Lanka deserved the leadership of them? What to do naraka kalata?
We keep this Clown in the Big Chair because, we, the Sinhala Buddhist majority of this country are a bunch of IDIOTS.
you speak for yourself and you really do not represent the part of that majprity that voted this clown along with the christians and the tamils and the muslims to get rid of mahinda. Todate after three years they have not found any evidence to support the anti mahinda propaganda that the likes of clown Sirisena who conrinues to contradict himself in defense of his lies, sirisena is no clown but he is nothing more than a glorified peon who served a succession of bandaranayakes ….but then that srved his purpose well in backing his nepotic agenda.
Sirirawba admits that he was minister of defense during the closing stages of the war of attrition where by all accounts submiyyed to the UNHRC thousands, tens of thousands were corallwd and then slaughtered,
Actually what really happened according some accounts it was Prbhkaran who led them like the perd piper of Bethelehem to this catastrophe.
Whatever the circumstances that led to this debacle sirirsena being the acting defence minister should be held accountable for the perpeteration of crimes against humanity. Whatever the circumstances he should be charged either for abondoning his post if cannot give evidence as to what really happende.
He is lair of the first order and he is fully exposed through his claims.