LTTE proxies searching for Prabha- Govt.
By Dianne Silva
Mar 9, 2010
The government said it was concerned that some umbrella organizations of the LTTE were still trying to trace their leader, LTTE Chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, and the matter had been discussed with India.

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama conveyed these concerns at a meeting held with Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao yesterday. Minister Bogollagama also informed Rao that Sri Lanka would continue to be vigilant and would use counter measures to protect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country.

“We discussed terrorism and the need for us to be vigilant to counter terrorism. I shared with the Indian Foreign Secretary our concerns on the international front that some umbrella organizations of the LTTE are still trying to trace their head,” Minister Bogollagama told journalists.

He said that following discussions with Rao, both countries had decided to continue the economic development agenda between India and Sri Lanka.

Commenting on the appointing of an expert panel by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Sri Lanka, Bogollagama said that it had no bearing on Sri Lanka’s internal affairs and added that President Rajapaksa had stressed that such a panel was unnecessary.

“The panel of experts to advise Mr. Ban on the post conflict scenario and earlier developments in Sri Lanka will not be allowed to interfere in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka. Our President has gone on record to state there is no need for such a panel,” the Minister said.

Courtesy: Daily Mirror