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A Sri Lankan opposition politician said Wednesday he wanted his government to investigate allegations that an army officer now in Canada had been ordered to plant a bomb at his residence during the island nation’s civil war.

M.K. Sivajilingam said he had no trouble believing the former Sri Lanka Army captain, who has told Canadian immigration authorities his colonel had instructed him to leave explosives at the home of the controversial Tamil parliamentarian in 2008.

The former MP said in a telephone interview the military had made three attempts on his life during the war and once placed a claymore mine under his steps. He fled the country in October 2008 but has since returned to Sri Lanka.

“At that time, especially during the wartime, the Sri Lankan government made several attempts to kill me,” he said. “I escaped so many attempts. Definitely that particular captain’s statement may be right.”

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