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TN, Kerala have LTTE presence, says NSA

March 16, 2008 15:01 IST

Tamil Nadu and Kerala [Images] have been asked to closely monitor the activities of Tamil Tigers as both states had 'presence of small pockets of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, National Security Adviser M K Naryanan said on Sunday.

Central intelligence agencies were aware of 'the presence of small LTTE pockets and their counterparts in the two states had been asked to closely monitor such activities,' Narayanan told media persons.

Narayanan, who came to Kerala to offer prayers at the famous Sree Krishna temple in Amalappuzha, said the Central Intelligence Bureau had informed the states about the possibility of LTTE units in Sri Lanka [Images] getting help from their supporters in the two southern states.

Tamil MP seeks India's help:
Appealing to India to 'intervene immediately and put an end to the war', a senior Sri Lankan Tamil lawmaker has alleged that the island nation's army plans to capture the LTTE-held Vanni area, which could result in a huge loss of lives.

"Sri Lankan military is planning a major attack to capture Vanni from the Tamil Tigers. Their plan is to bring the Tamil area from Mohamalai forward defense line up to Paranthan close to Kilinochchi (the LTTE headquarters) under their control," M K Sivajilingam of the Tamil National Alliance, a pro-LTTE party, said.

"Surely, thousands of innocent Tamils will be killed," he said.

He also said the Tamils in Lanka, who have 'not been able to live a peaceful life in their own country', are looking for help from India, especially people from Tamil Nadu.

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