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Last modified on: 12/30/2010 11:31:04 PM "People of Jaffna are with us," - Maj General Chandrasiri

"People of Jaffna are with us," - Maj General Chandrasiri

Elaborating on the current developments in the Jaffna peninsula, Commander of the Security Forces, Jaffna, Major General G.A. Chandrasiri said that the number of LTTE operatives in the District has dropped drastically and that these cadres are engaged in disruptive activates to break the peaceful environment in the region.

Speaking to the media a short while ago from the Security Forces Headquarters in Jaffna, General Chandrasiri said that the Security Forces have taken effective measures to protect the civilians from the "Hide and Wait" attacks launched by the terrorists in the peninsula.

He further added that the motive of such clandestine attacks of the terrorists is to drive fear into the community and thereby divert the attention of the security forces away from the ongoing humanitarian missions to liberate the area from the clutches of terrorism.

The Commander also said that the people in these areas are fully aware of the motives and acts of the terrorists and added that the people themselves have chosen to cooperate with the Security Forces to thwart such attacks.

"The Tigers were planning to blast the transformers in Jaffna, but when the people got to know of this, they came to us and said that they will work together with the forces to protect the transformers from terrorist attacks, and now the civilians have covered many transformers in order to prevent terrorists' attacks," he added.

"We operate with two main objectives, one is to defeat the terrorists in the battle field and the other main objective of all these efforts is to protect the civilians. Under the directions and the guidance of the Army Commander we are successfully achieving those two goals, the people are with us and it's a great strength to us.

Courtesy: Government Information Department

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