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Defense Ministry responds to article carried by Canadian National Post
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The Sri Lankan Ministry of Defence today responded to an article published in the Canadian Newspaper “National Post” where an officer of the Sri Lanka Army Captain Ravindra Watudura Bandanage, who fled to Canada and sought refugee status claims he was ordered to plant explosives at the home of an outspoken opposition politician.

The Ministry of defence issuing a release has categorically denied all charges as blatant which are being propagated by the rump of the LTTE.

In its release the Ministry of defence notes that the latest character in this list is Ravindra Watudura Bandanage, a former captain in the Sri Lanka Army who had gone on absence without Leave in 2009.

According to the release made public by the Ministry of Defence the individual in dispute, a resident of Galle had been an accomplished martial artist who had represented the Sri Lankan army both locally & internationally.

From 2006 until his desertion the individual had been serving in and around Colombo.

According to media reports he had claimed that he was ordered to place a bomb in the house of a Tamil politician which according to the Ministry of Defence is nothing but lie of a desperate man who had tried every trick in the book to fool the Immigration Officers to stake his claim for a refugee status in Canada.

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