Friday, November 14, 2008

Govt. warned: Tigers may infiltrate army posing as TMVP cadres

Defence sources have warned that the LTTE will be sure to exploit the proposed recruitment of TMVP (Thamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal) cadres to infiltrate the Army and Civil Defence Force (CDF),.

An authoritative security official told The Island that this possibility couldn’t be dismissed. A large scale infiltration would jeopardise security not only in the Ampara-Batticaloa region, where the new recruits were to be deployed, but other areas, including Colombo as well, he said. The security threat would be immense, he said. The government must take every possible measure to screen the TMVP cadres.

Over the past few weeks, LTTE agents operating with their erstwhile colleagues in the Eastern Province had killed 14 Karuna loyalists. Full Text