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Sri Lankan defence officers pressured to leave Tamil Nadu

Two Sri Lankan defence officers receiving, Indian government sponsored, training in Tamil Nadu have left the state, following strong opposition form political parties  and other organisations.

The discontent climaxed yesterday, when over 200 workers from the Naam Tamizhar Katchi organisation protested at the military campus of the Madras Regiment Centre.

Sri Lankan Secretary of Defense, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, has stressed that Sri Lanka will not agree on the proposed transfer of officers to another institute.

The Tamil Nadu leadership has been consistently opposing the training provided to Sri Lankan officers, with Chief Minister Jayalalitha conveying her discontent to the Indian Prime Minister several times.

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