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Maj. Gen. Gallage Says Karuna Cadres Not Used In Operation

Jun 1, 2011 10:57:09 AM - thesundayleader.lk

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.