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Sri Lanka sets up National Action Plan to implement LLRC recommendations: The Sri Lankan Government has prepared a National Action Plan to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers on July 25 approved the National Action Plan submitted by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and appointed a Task Force headed by the Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga to monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the LLRC. Colombo Page, July 27, 2012.

TNA seeks international monitors for the Eastern Provincial Council elections: The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) requested from the Election Commissioner to deploy international monitors to monitor the polls of the Eastern Provincial Council. TNA sources said that the Election Commissioner has agreed to discuss the matter with the political party secretaries that contest the election. Colombo Page, July 24, 2012.

Recent unrest in Vavuniya Prison was a conspiracy with links to the LTTE, says Police: Police have gathered information that the recent unrest in the Vavuniya Prison was a conspiracy with links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's (LTTE) international network and it was the same evil forces that tried to mask the particular incident by Vavuniya prison inmates, as a humanitarian act, Police Media spokesman SP Ajith Rohana in a special press release announced on July 17. As reported earlier, the incident occurred when three prison officials were held hostage for 19 hours by inmates during a protest by prisoners at the Vavuniya remand prison against the transfer of a suspected LTTE prisoner to another location. Daily News, July 18, 2012.

NPC elections in September 2013, says President Mahinda Rajapaksa: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that elections to Northern Provincial Council (NPC) will take just over a year from now. "We want to hold elections in September 2013. We are working towards it [the elections] in a systematic manner," the President said. The Hindu, July 11, 2012.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa calls on diplomats to counter threats from pro-LTTE Diaspora: President Mahinda Rajapaksa on July 7 said that despite the country having a concise foreign policy the threat of the pro-Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Diaspora in the West remains to be a massive challenge and asked the country's diplomatic envoys to counter them. The President said the Sri Lankan diplomats in overseas missions, especially in countries where, the pro-LTTE Diaspora is active, to be aware of the relentless campaign carried out by them to discredit Sri Lanka. ColomboPage, July 9, 2012.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa calls on diplomats to counter threats from pro-LTTE Diaspora: President Mahinda Rajapaksa on July 7 said that despite the country having a concise foreign policy the threat of the pro-Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Diaspora in the West remains to be a massive challenge and asked the country's diplomatic envoys to counter them. The President said the Sri Lankan diplomats in overseas missions, especially in countries where, the pro-LTTE Diaspora is active, to be aware of the relentless campaign carried out by them to discredit Sri Lanka. ColomboPage, July 9, 2012.

International LTTE network behind Vavuniya Prison unrest, says Prison Minister Chandrasiri Gajadeera: The recent unrest in the Vavuniya Prison in Northern Sri Lanka is a well-planned conspiracy of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's (LTTE) international network, Prisons and Rehabilitation Minister, Chandrasiri Gajadeera said on July 3. He noted that the LTTE suspects at the prison have had in their possession satellite mobile phones and various communication equipment and added that some of the suspects transferred to Colombo following the incident were prepared to confess to that effect. ColomboPage, July 5, 2012.

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