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* Sri Lanka Army denies allegations of stepping up monitoring patrols in Jaffna
Wed, Jan 29, 2014, 12:29 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army Tuesday strongly denied allegations that the Army had stepped up monitoring patrols in Jaffna as "completely baseless".

Issuing a media statement, the Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said the allegations by certain political activists in Jaffna that the Army has increased patrolling Jaffna is completely baseless and represents the opposite of the actual situation.

According to the Spokesman, the Security Forces have continually reduced their presence conforming to improving security situation.

"Accordingly, within the last two weeks an important step was taken to further reduce the military presence by relocating 214 static guard positions occupied by troops within the Jaffna peninsula. Troops that were previously deployed in those localities have been redeployed in the few main camps within the peninsula," the statement said.

With the redeployment, which is aimed at further reducing the military presence in Jaffna, the number of public and private buildings released by the Security Forces since the end of conflict in 2009, including those located within the former High Security Zone in Palaly, has gone up to 8,420.

"The Security Forces carry out only essential duties for ensuring national security and providing relief in selected areas as part of its ongoing Civil Military Cooperation programs that have received acceptance of the public and appreciation of the local as well as international community," the spokesman said.

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