SL military refutes BJP allegation that Pakistan-backed extremists are being trained in SL

SL military refutes BJP allegation that Pakistan-backed extremists are being trained in SL

Written by Staff Writer

05 May, 2014 | 7:58 pm

The Sri Lankan military on Monday  refuted an allegation by a senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader in Tamil Nadu that Pakistan-backed extremists are being trained in the country.

The Press Trust of India quoted Army Media Spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya as saying that the allegation was baseless.

Brigadier Wanigasooriya said: “In the backdrop of the Indian elections, an accusation has been made that terrorists are being trained in Sri Lanka. This is a baseless allegation”.

He added: “Sri Lanka is a country which suffered from terrorism for over 30 years. We will not support terrorism in whatever form”.

A Tamil Nadu BJP leader L Ganesan had on Sunday charged that Pakistan-backed extremists were being trained in Sri Lanka and would be infiltrated into India to execute terror attacks.

Ganesan said the training was being carried out despite both Pakistan and Sri Lanka being aware of it.

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