The Sri Lankan president on Friday claimed the LTTE was preparing an air strike from Chennai during the end of the armed conflict in 2009.
“The Tigers were going to operate an aircraft from Chennai or some other jungle in Tamil Nadu to bomb and destroy targets in Colombo,” Sirisena was quoted by Economy Next as saying. “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.”
The news site noted: 'It was not immediately clear why he, as the acting defence minister, did not alert residents of Colombo to take precautions against possible Tiger air attacks, but stayed away from the capital for his own safety.'
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