Lanka refutes BJP leader’s accusation of terror training

Terrorism   The Sri Lankan military on Sunday refuted as “baseless” an allegation by a senior BJP leader in Tamil Nadu that Pakistan-backed extremists are being trained in the country.

“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,” military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said.

 “Sri Lanka is a country which suffered from terrorism for over 30 years. We will not support terrorism in whatever form,” Wanigasooriya stressed.

A Tamil Nadu BJP leader L Ganesan had yesterday 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. (PTI)

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