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Last updated: 07 September, 2009 - Published 13:23 GMT
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LTTE threat still alive - IGP
IGP Jayantha Wickramaratne (photo: Chandana Perera)
Public urged to be vigilant of the threat posed by lTTE remnants
The threat of Tamil Tigers is still alive in Sri Lanka, the island's police chief said.

Addressing a meeting in Minneriya, Polonnaruwa on Sunday, IGP Jayantha Wickramaratne urged the public to be vigilant on 'secret activities' of the remnants of the LTTE.

The IGP declared open a new police post in Minneriya, an area adjacent to eastern province, where the government declared the defeat of the LTTE nearly two years ago.

The LTTE was militarily defeated by the government forces in May, this year.

"The LTTE threat is not 100 percent defeated. There are still remnants of LTTE, hiding specially in these areas," IGP Wickramaratne said.

It is the responsibility of the police, he said, to protect the law and order but police would need the support of the public to carry out their duties.

"There is a possibility of those LTTE remnants carrying out terrorist attacks while pretending to be doing normal jobs," he said.

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