Gotabhaya Rajapaksa visits Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 December 2008, 16:57 GMT]
Sri Lankan Defence Secretary and the brother of SL President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, paid a sudden visit to Jaffna Tuesday accompanied by the Air Chief Marshal and Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Commander Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka and high military officials, according to Sri Lankan Defence Ministry sources. Gotabhaya met the chiefs of the three armed forces of Sri Lanka in Palaali SLA Head Quarters where he arrived with his retinue Tuesday morning.

Jaffna SLA Commander Maj. Gen. G. A. Chandrasiri briefed his chief and the Lankan Defence Secretary, on the defence arrangements in force in Jaffna peninsula at the meeting in Palaali, according to the sources.

The SLA Commander Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka discussed the present military operations in the north and their progress with the Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the Jaffna Commander and other chief officers .

No information is available indicating Gotabhaya Rajapaksa visiting any of the Front Defence Line (FDL) areas in the peninsula.

Defence measures were strengthened Tuesday in Jaffna peninsula and the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) helicopters were engaged in surveillance flights the whole day.

 

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