Colombo: No terrorist act has taken place
and no one has died due to the menace in Sri Lanka since the
end of LTTE war last year, a top military commander has said.
"Since 19th May 2009 until now, no terrorist act has
taken place in Sri Lanka and no one has died due to
terrorism," Commander of the Wanni Region Major General Kamal Gunaratne said.
"Not only the people in the former LTTE dominated
Wanni underwent sufferings and were oppressed by the LTTE,
they were also living in fear and anxiety but people in the
other parts of the country too had the same panic and the
phobia," Gunaratne said while speaking at Wanni Region Army
Headquarters at Vavuniya.
The major general said during the height of the LTTE
war family members refrained from travelling together. This
was to avoid the menace of becoming victimised by bus bombs,
sudden bomb blasts, bombs in train carriages and other forms
The peaceful environment has not only brought in peace
of mind and confidence to the people of Wanni but for the
country as a whole. The senior commander emphasised the
country has been liberated with great sacrifice.
"No one could be permitted to spoil these great
sacrifices, and it is the duty and responsibility of everyone
to look after it..," he said.
Meanwhile, the state owned Daily News reported that
only 27, 400 IDPs remain to be resettled and out of them
19,000 were from the Pudukudiiruppu and Pudumathalan areas.
They are unable to be resettled yet since the area is
heavily congested with landmines and de-mining operations in
the area are underway, it said.
The security forces rescued around 295,000 people from
the LTTE and out of this over 265,000 people have been
resettled in their original habitats, the newspaper said.
Those resettled Tamil IDPs included 7,185 families
comprising of 19,604 persons in Kilinochchi, 7,775 families
(19,257 persons) in Mullaitivu and 18,948 families (59,830
persons) in Jaffna.