Major General Chagi Gallage has said that cadres affiliated to LTTE defector Karuna Amman were not used at a tactical or operational level during the humanitarian operation in the North and East.
Major General Gallage who headed the Task Force 1 during the humanitarian operation against the LTTE in 2009 has made the statement at the conference on “Defeating terrorism: The Sri Lankan experience” held in Colombo.
Gallage’s comment was made in response to a question posed by an Indian military officer attending the conference.
According to Gallage, the Karuna cadres were not used in the operation although they had shown a willingness to join the troops.
Major General Galle has added that the only time they were used was to man a withdrawal route after the fall of Vakarai along the Batticaloa – Trikonamadu route.