Questions over Sri Lanka warnings as hunt for accomplices goes on
Police re-examine series of incidents as possible red flags that militants were becoming more violent and brazen
All day, people were coming in and out of the house with pale-pink walls, and neighbours were becoming suspicious. An elder in the village of the eastern Sri Lankan city of Kalmunai was summoned to confront the men who had rented the property a few weeks before.
The discussion soon became tense, and a tall, well-built man whom the elder did not recognise walked out of the house carrying an automatic weapon. “You have no business being here,” he said, according to the elder, firing a few rounds into the air and sending neighbours fleeing.