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

LTTE 'unhappy' over Army recruiting Muslims

[b]LTTE 'unhappy' over Army recruiting Muslims[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for the Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 31 March, ([/b] Top LTTE ranks are reported to have expressed their 'displeasure' over a recent advertisement appearing in the State owned print media calling for Muslim youth to join the Sri Lanka Army.

It is reliably learnt that the Tiger hierarchy during several internal meetings highlighted that the decision to recruit Muslims youths who would be posted in several villages in the Eastern province, could be an impediment to the LTTE organization's activities.

However Military spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe noted that the primary objective to recruit Muslim youth to the force was to protect Muslim villagers in the Ampara district. The military will initially recruit 350 Muslim youth to the battalion.

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