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Sunday, June 02, 2013 - 03.10 GMT
SL is a proactive partner in securing maritime border – US State Dept


The Sri Lankan government is a proactive partner with the U. S. Departments of State, Homeland Security, Defence and Energy on securing its maritime border, the United States said.

“In October, the US Coast Guard, under the Department of State's Export Control and Related Border Security program, trained Sri Lankan Coast Guard and Navy personnel on border and export control matters,” the US Country Reports on Terrorism 2012 released by the US State Department said.

The report also said that LTTE’s financial network of support continued to operate throughout 2012, and there were multiple reports of increased LTTE involvement in human smuggling out of refugee camps.

“The LTTE used its international contacts and the large Tamil diaspora in North America, Europe, and Asia to procure weapons, communications, funding, and other needed supplies. The group employed charities as fronts to collect and divert funds for their activities,” the report added.



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