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The Prime Minister plays down newspaper claims of a revival of the LTTE

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says national unity and brotherhood among the communities became possible only in 2015. According to him, the end of the war six years earlier was a victory for the extremists and a defeat for the country. He made the remark at a discussion at the Jaffna district secretariat today.

The Premier noted however that the people of the North were still left with a lot of problems, including the matter of missing persons. He also said that his belief was that there would be no revival of the LTTE. He refuted newspaper and other claims about a return of the outfit.