Sarath Fonseka to visit India seeking military cooperation - report

[TamilNet, Saturday, 01 March 2008, 12:46 GMT]
Sri Lanka's Army commander, Maj. Gen. Sarath Fonseka is scheduled to pay a six-day visit to India Sunday to "deepen military cooperation between the two countries," according to a news report by the Indo Asian News Agency (IANS), Saturday. "Fonseka is sure to discuss military cooperation with India, which has become a touchy issue in bilateral relations," the IANS report said.

The IANS report cited Indian military officials as saying that they "did not want the Sri Lanka Army to slacken its drive against the LTTE."

Meanwhile, informed diplomatic sources in Colombo said that the move comes after Colombo had 'planted' a story in Colombo press suggesting that the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) have acquired fresh shipment of weapons in recent weeks.


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