Thearmed forces of Sri Lanka killed three LTTE suspects who were allegedly trying to revive the rebel movement in the country’s Northern Province. Sri Lanka’s defence establishment has expressed concern over a possible regrouping of the LTTE, five years after the Sri Lankan armed forces defeated them. The Sri Lankan police has arrested 60 persons, largely from the island’s Tamil-speaking north, over the last two months.
The Sri Lankan military has raised
surveillance measures in the Northern Province, after the UNHRC adopted a resolution against Sri Lanka, which calls for an international probe into the alleged war crimes and rights abuses committed by the Sri Lankan Army. Residents in the Northern Province have been raising concerns about heavy militarization there after the war.