The LTTE is said to be targeting top government politicians in Colombo before its heroes` day commemoration on November 27, according to government intelligence sources.
Ministers have been advised to curtail their movements in the city owing to the threat while security has also been tightened in and around Colombo, the intelligence sources said.
LTTE heroes` week from November 20-26 commemorates fallen rebel cadres and culminates in the annual heroes` day speech by LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran.
An LTTE front, the High Security Zone Residents` Liberation Force, which has claimed responsibility for a rash of deadly attacks on troops including the attempt on the army commander, in a faxed statement to Reuters last week threatened to launch a retaliatory attack in response to the killing of civilians by the Army in Vakarai.
?On several occasions we had warned of every action having an equal and opposite reaction. We regret the retaliatory measures that have been forced upon us, and extend our early condolences to the victims,? the rebel statement said.
Meanwhile Western Pepople`s Front Leader Mano Ganesan yesterday requested President Mahinda Rajapaksa to enhance his security saying his life was in danger.
Mr. Ganeshan told the Daily Mirror yesterday that the police informed him that he, along with Ministers Keheliya Rambukawella and Nimal Siriapala De Silva were on the hit list hence needed to step up security.
Following the information he urgently sought a meeting with President Rajapaksa and an appointment was given with Basil Rajapaksa who promised to increase his security personnel immediately, Mr. Ganesan said.