The Sri Lankan military has no intention of withdrawing army camps in Jaffna despite intense pressure exerted by the international community and Tamil political parties. Jaffna Security Forces Commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe said despite the end of the war almost four years ago, the LTTE is still active. “The army is aware of this and remains vigilant,” Major General Hathurusinghe told to the Colombo weekely. The United States and Britain has repeatedly urged the government to reduce the military presence in Jaffna following the end of the war. The Siliva report or Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) appointed to probe the 30-year war which ended in 2009 had also called for a reduction in the military presence in the former war zones.]]>


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