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‘Lankan troops to be removed from north’

world Updated: Feb 10, 2012 23:56 IST

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Sri Lanka would soon pull out its remaining troops from areas still under military control in the Tamil-dominated northern province that was once an LTTE bastion, a prominent Tamil minister has said.

Douglas Devananda, the leader of the Eelam People’s Democratic Party and a minister has said he needed a month’s time to take steps to remove military presence from areas in the Northern Province.

“We have successfully taken the military presence off in most of the areas in the Northern Province. Only two in tenth of the areas are still under military control. We will soon remove military from this area,” Devananda said.