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The government today warned that the LTTE was trying to make contact with former rebel members who had been released after rehabilitation in the north and said that the LTTE had its sleeping cells in Colombo, the Chinese Xinhua reported.

Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne speaking in Parliament today said that the rebel group's intelligence wing members are at large and they aim to go north and east in order to be among people who would be resettled soon.

“The international groups of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have not given up their dream for a separate state,” Jayaratne said.

“They are in the process of stepping up their local activities in order to regroup,” said Jayaratne, adding that some 77 LTTE suspects had been nabbed during May alone.

The Prime Minister further said that the government was aware of attempts by former Tamil Tiger rebels to regroup locally with the backing of international sympathizers and added that the state of emergency needed to be extended by a further month in order to allow the defense establishment to effectively deal with the rebels' attempts to regroup.

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  • Tuesday, 08 June 2010 08:10 PM

    Perhaps 'Pottu' escaped, to fight another day?

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 10:49 AM

    Definitely, they will regroup if the government fails to take advantage of peace time to win the hearts and mind of the tamil people.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 10:55 AM

    Anybody trying to rekindle Eelam sentiments, aide or abet should be dealt with the full force of the law. The country is just recovering from the worst trauma in the history. This mythical eelam is like a the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 10:55 AM

    we can expect the draconian martial law to be extended again!

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 10:55 AM

    So, you will never allow to live a normal life without Emergency extension.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 11:06 AM

    that means still the government has not given proper solution for tamils.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 11:07 AM

    If it is so,it shows the intelligence units are sleeping.
    This is a wake up call to the Defense authority.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 11:14 AM

    Justified-defence budget

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 11:24 AM

    Sri, please keep the people in panic so you can run the politics easily!

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 11:34 AM

    Nothing but a very convincing speech to win an extension to the State of Emergency!

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 11:36 AM

    It will be a never ending story, the only thing can keep this government alive is LTTE hysteia, without the LTTE name this government can not survive.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 11:40 AM

    GOSL- HAS TREATED THE WOUND NOT THE CAUSE OF IT

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 12:18 PM

    Take advice from SF

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 12:35 PM

    dont worry verry soon its going to happen..

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 12:38 PM

    Hallo, You can't bring Velu back, but we can bring Sarath, and our team is still in place, in 48hrs will be out in the front.
    LTTE should think very carefully before making any moves. Jaya

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 12:44 PM

    Find a political solution.. otherwise no one can stop people supporting them..

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 12:45 PM

    If any LTTE lose nails appear protruding must be hammered instantly keep it in place..
    when don`t need another 30 years of darkness.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 12:49 PM

    Another step has taken to extend emergency situation for a longtime and delaying the solution for Tamils.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 12:58 PM

    So called World finest Arm forces didn't do the job or keep the civilians in panic mode to run your dirty politics

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 12:59 PM

    that means LTTE

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 01:13 PM

    This guy now sounds like his predecessor. Is this going to be his monthly statement.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 01:49 PM

    Mahinda needs enlightment as from his comments he does not seem to see the Difference between Terrorists and Tamils.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 03:43 PM

    'Cry-wolf' theory!

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 10:34 AM

    Some reasons are needed to extend Emergency.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 10:36 AM

    All P.Ms are same in bullying the public. Because they know only that.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 10:37 AM

    If Found Guilty, Crush Them In Israeli Style.We Can't afford to Have Another Racist Tamil Insurgency.

    Tuesday, 08 June 2010 10:38 AM

    As long as this govt is in office we will this story till kingdom come.They must be seeing LTTE i n their dreems too.


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