Colombo:Tamil Tigers’ international network is in search of opportunities to restart the terror group, Sri Lankan Prime Minister, DM Jayaratne said.Jayaratne was speaking at the motion to extend the state of emergency by next month.

“The international network is active and is trying to revive the group”, Jayaratne told the Lankan Parliament.He said  that certain elements, who want to challenge the island’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, are supporting the group.

Jayaratne said that some of the rehabilitated and released former members of the outfit have been re-arrested on suspicion.
Over 6,000 of them had been rehabilitated, he said, adding that the emergency laws are thus required to tackle the security threat in island.


(Agencies)