Tigers are top suspects in Sri Lanka bomb attacks: police sources

Jan 25 (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels are key suspects in a string of bomb attacks in the capital, police sources said, as a Norwegian envoy arrived in guerrilla-held territory for talks on saving a failing peace drive. Jan 25 (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels are key suspects in a string of bomb attacks in the capital, police sources said, as a Norwegian envoy arrived in guerrilla-held territory for talks on saving a failing peace drive. Preliminary investigations into Tuesday night’s bombings in Colombo that caused panic but no casualties indicated that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was behind the coordinated attacks, the sources said.

“Looking at the efficient manner in which the attacks were carried out, it looks like the work of the LTTE,” a senior investigator said. “No one else we know has the capacity to carry out coordinated attacks with such precision.”

Defence ministry spokesman Prasad Samarasinghe, however, said authorities were keeping an open mind about the culprits. Police said forensic tests were underway to identify the type of explosive used.

Security was further strengthened in the already tightly guarded capital of 650,000 people. Residents have faced regular search