Monday, May 21, 2012
Sri Lankan police personnel march in a military parade during a Victory Day parade in Colombo on May 19, 2012. President Mahinda Rajapakse, in an address to the nation, said he could not dismantle military camps in the embattled regions and undermine national security in a country emerging from nearly four decades of ethnic bloodshed."The diaspora has not stopped their activities (against Sri Lanka)," Rajapakse said, referring to Tamil separatists abroad. "It is no secret that LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) leaders are freely operating abroad."
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