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Gotabhaya says ZOA PM had LTTE links

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa confirmed that the Kilinochchi Project Manager of Zoa, who was ordered out of the country last week, had been working for the LTTE.

Rajapaksa said Zoa PM’s LTTE connections had become patently clear from his decision to stay in Kilinochchi with the LTTE in defiance of the Defence Ministry order for INGO’s to shift to Vavuniya.

The Defence Secretary said Zoa had forwarded its PM’s letter stating his decision to stay back in Kilinochchci to the Defence Ministry.

He said the Zoa official holding an Italian passport may have reconsidered his decision to be with the LTTE.

However Rajapaksa said, the Defence Ministry was convinced that the Zoa PM had links with the LTTE.