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Gotabhaya Rajapaksa holds secret meeting on NPC elections

Sri Lanka's Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa held a secret meeting on the Northern Provincial Council elections with 24 other individuals in Jaffna, according to reports.

The meeting comes as government sources announce that Velayutham Dayanithy, or Daya master - a former LTTE media coordinator, will be standing for election at the NPC polls under the ruling UPFA banner.

V. Dayanithy was taken into custody by Sri Lanka's security forces during the final stages of the armed conflict in April 2009. At the time, the government spokesperson, Keheliya Rambukwella reported that he had surrendered to Sri Lanka's security forces at Putumalathalan in the 'no-fire-zone'.

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