Jaffna Security Forces Commander, Major General D.D.U.K Hettiarachchi said that there is no truth to claims the LTTE was regrouping in the North.
Hettiarachchi said that intelligence agencies have also confirmed the LTTE, which was defeated in 2009. is not active in Jaffna.
He says while there is no threat from the LTTE the group known as the ‘Aava group’ has been responsible for some crime related incidents recently.
“The only security related issue we have had over the past few months here is the issue arising from the activities of the ‘Aava group’. This group consists of a few youth who are addicted to drugs and liqueur. They watch South Indian films and try to imitate what they see in these films. Most of them have been arrested. So there is nothing to worry,” he said.
He also said that when releasing land held by the Army in Jaffna, serious consideration will be given to national security. (Colombo Gazette)
Report by Ashanthi Warunasuriya