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Sri Lankan army denies closing camps in East

The Sri Lankan army has denied reports that it will be closing down camps in the Eastern province.

Hiru News reported the Ministry of Defence as stating “there is no truth” to a report that 64 camps were set to be withdrawn from the Eastern province. It went on to label such reports as “misinformation” adding that there would be no reduction in the number of camps in in Trincomalee, Amparai and Batticaloa.

Camps are to been maintained “as part of a holistic plan to ensure national security” it said.

Just this week, the Sri Lankan military announced an expansion of its base in Vanni.

Meanwhile the Sri Lankan military also denied allegations that it played a role in the "mysterious" deaths of former LTTE cadres, who passed away in the years following “rehabilitation” by the Sri Lankan state.