Cablegate: Colombo Threat Letter Claims Ltte Terrorist Plot
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071103Z Jan 04
UNCLAS COLOMBO 000025
FOR DS/ICI/PII, DS/IP/SA AND DS/DSS/ITA
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER ASEC CE
SUBJECT: COLOMBO THREAT LETTER CLAIMS LTTE TERRORIST PLOT
Sensitive but unclassified - protect accordingly.
1. (SBU) On January 7, 2004, AmEmbassy Colombo received a
letter from an unknown source of unknown reliability who
identified himself as Anton Moses, of No. 119/16 Kleiyamana
Road, Gurugewatta, Hendala, Wattala (Sri Lanka). Source
reports that a member of the LTTE is currently in the
United States to participate in an attack against U.S.
interests. The letter reads as follows:
TERRORIST ATTACK IN USA
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT, TERRORIST GOES ATTACK AMERICA
VERY SOON. FOR THIS ATTACK, LTTE SENT ONE OF THEIR MEMBER
ON 20TH DECEMBER 2003 TO USA HER NAME IS DUSHYANTHINI
KANAGASAPAPATHIPILLAI, DATE OF BIRTH 20/10/1971. NICK NAME
SHE WAS WORKING AS AN LTTE'S INTELLIGENT. SHE GOT A
SPECIAL TRAINING IN VANNI. SHE CAME FROM VANNI ON
17/12/2003. SHE IS IN CALIFORNIA NOW.
BASICALLY BINLAIDAN IS HARING THIS PERSON FROM LTTE. SHE
GOT A VISIT VISA FROM US EMBASSY. THIS INFORMATION WILL
HELP YOU TO STOP THIS ATTACK. YOU MAY WONDER HOW DO I GOT
THIS INFORMATION? I GOT THIS INFORMATION FROM ONE OF HER
TELEPHONE CONVERSATION. SHE IS ONY OF MY FRIEND, SHE TOLD
ME SHE IS GOING TO USA FOR A WEDDING. I GOT HER TELEPHONE
NUMBER 0116263054072 / 0116263570776
I HOPE YOU ALL NOT DISCLOSE MY NAME AND PLEASE KEEP THIS
INFORMATION AS CONFIDENTIAL.
2. (SBU) CONS confirmed a 1-year B1/B2 multiple-entry visa
was issued to Subject on November 25, 2003 using Sri Lanka
Passport #M1967274. CONS records reflect subject was
previously denied a visa in 1994, 2000 and 2001. FSN staff
advised KANAGASAPAPATHIPILLAI is a Hindu Tamil name. RSO
will forward CONS documents to include photographs to
DS/PII via unclass e-mail.
3. (SBU) RSO Comment: We currently have no further
information on the source or the subject of this letter.
Poison Pen letters are a popular method of revenge in Sri
Lanka, and all threat information should be viewed with
this in mind. However, application photos show the
Subject does in fact have a short haircut which is unusual
in Sri Lanka and can be an indicator of female membership
in LTTE. We will investigate the address provided by the
author of the letter and will advise as other details