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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Jihad organisation an LTTE canard

[b]Jihad organisation an LTTE canard[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 16 March, ([/b] The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) declared that there was no evidence to prove the presence of a Muslim paramilitary group named 'Jihad' in the North and East.

SLMM Spokesperson Helen Olaffsdottir said that her Mission had not got any complaints with regard to an organization named Jihad. "Matters relating to this so called Jihad group have not come across our desk," she emphasized.

Meanwhile, Army Spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe also intimated his unawareness of such a group. "There maybe underworld Muslims who roam around with arms, but we are not aware of an armed group called Jihad Organization consisting of Muslims," he noted.

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