When contacted by the Colombo Gazette, police spokesman S.P Ajith Rohana said that the police did not have any information of such infiltration and felt the report was a “bogus” news item.
Meanwhile the Indian High Commission in Colombo also denied the news report.
‘The suggestion contained in the news item regarding the training of terrorists at three secret camps in Tamil Nadu, India is entirely erroneous and baseless,” the High Commission said.
It said that relevant agencies of the two countries have ongoing cooperation and no such information has been brought to the notice of the Government of India.
About 150 terrorists, trained in India, have landed in Sri Lankan shores in the garb of fishermen to destabilise the country, a local newspaper reported on Monday quoting Sri Lankan state intelligence.
The Tamil Nadu Police meanwhile on Monday termed as “totally baseless” the Sri Lankan newspaper item on the existence of three LTTE camps in the state which reportedly trained 150 cadres of the banned outfit.
“There are no such training camps in Tamil Nadu. Some time back a similar report surfaced in Sri Lanka and later it was retracted by seeking to put the blame falsely on the Indian media,” DGP K Ramanujam said in a statement.
He said the news item stated that over 150 LTTE cadres underwent special arms training in three secret camps in Tamil Nadu and then returned to Sri Lanka disguised as fishermen to carry out a destabilisation campaign.
Ramanujam said militant and extremist organisations remain banned in the state, while a strict vigil is maintained to curb overt and covert activities.
“Any activist identified is lodged in a special camp. There is therefore no question of any training camps functioning or being allowed to function in Tamil Nadu,” he added. (Colombo Gazette)