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No LTTE build-up in Trinco

The SLMM yesterday confirmed that there was no LTTE build-up in Trincomalee as claimed by the PA and said that the monitors had been granted unlimited access to the areas controlled by the LTTE to carry out patrolling and the monitoring activities. “There is no information of the LTTE expanding the Wan-Ela camp and strengthening militarily in Trincomalee. Our monitors are constantly on the move in the sensitive areas and they have not come across any new LTTE camps,” said SLMM spokesperson Agnes Bragadottir. Commenting on the current situation in Trincomalee, she said that the SLMM had received several complaints about increase of LTTE activities, but claimed the nine monitors based in the region six on the land and three in the sea front had not found any increased activities. “The SLMM Chief Maj. Gen. Tryggve Tellefsen met LTTE’s political wing leader S.P. Thamilselvan on Tuesday and discussed in detail the problems faced by the SLMM in carrying out the monitoring activities.During the talks S.P.Thamilselvan agreed to have greater cooperation between the SLMM and the LTTE’s Peace Secretariat Meanwhile the Canadian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Vallerie Raymond urged the LTTE to resume talks with the Government when she met the LTTE political wing leader. Full Story

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