LTTE calls up ‘reserves’ as Security Forces close in
As the armed forces closed in on LTTE strongholds in the north, the rebels are reported to have called in their “reserve” forces, including retired guerrillas and civilians who had been doing odd jobs for them, a government officials claimed.
New ID rule prevents thousands from voting
The elections to the North Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces councils yesterday were generally peaceful and the turnout a relatively high 70 percent but thousands of people complained they were unable to vote because they did not have a valid identity document.
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