5:12 PM

Eastern Tamils rally against alleged LTTE

housands of Tamils and Muslims are flocking to Batticaloa town today (December 10) with slogans and banners condemning alleged LTTE, TNA coalition's obstruction of resettlement and development work, in a demonstration organized by the Thamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP), reports our Eastern Area defence correspondent.

Latest reports said that an estimated crowd over 9000 participated in the event to stage their strong protest against the self-claimed Tamil representatives.

People were seen coming in from all parts of the recently liberated Eastern Province to stage a mass protest against the LTTE - TNA axis, said defence sources observing the activities.

According to available information many Tamil and Muslim civilians from Kallady, Chenkallady and Valachchenai and many other areas are making their way towards Batticaloa, where the demonstrators are expected to hand over a memorandum to the Batticaloa GA, to be forwarded to H.E the President.

7:29 AM

Top LTTE terrorists arrested in India

News reports from India reveal a senior LTTE cadre and two others who had tried to buy a boat for the use of LTTE terrorists were arrested by the Police in Chennai, India on Saturday (December 8). The reports further say that Sri Lankan currency worth Rs. 478,000/= that found with the suspects was also seized by the police.

According to a press release by the Q branch police in Chennai, a boat which had been kept ready at coastal Mallipattinam in Thanjavur district to be sent to the LTTE was also seized.

The news reports further said that police personnel had spotted the suspected trio at the parking lot of Anna International airport terminal on Saturday night. Police had identified Jayakumar alias Gowrishankar, as senior LTTE cadre attached to the seaborne wing of the terrorists outfit. The suspect was said to have actively engaged in the terrorists activities, between 1995 and 2005. The other two suspects were identified as James alias Raja, another Sri Lankan national and Ravikumar, a resident in Chennai.