Amidst tight security in the city ahead of the Presidential election, a camouflage uniform similar to that used by the Army was found yesterday morning from Campbell Park, where Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse was to address his final rally last evening.
Colombo said a special joint Police-Army search team found the uniform hung on a branch of a tree. Search operations are carried out ahead of all political rallies, he said.
Following the recovery, steps were taken to step up additional security to the rally. He also said that IGP Chandra Fernando had earlier warned of LTTE attempts to carry a deadly attack by its cadres impersonating the security forces.
?Following the threat we took steps to launch a system to identify the security forces members from the others?, the DIG said. The uniform had been handed over to the Borella Police for further investigations.
DIG Jayasundara also said that extraordinary measures had been taken to strength security in Colombo for the two main rallies yesterday.
?Army assistance was also sought as we had received information of a possible LTTE suicide attack?, the DIG added. Meanwhile, the intelligence unit had instructed Premier Rajapakse not to attend his last election rally following the recovery of the uniform.