SC refuses to restrain Centre from training Lankan forces

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 08, 2012 08:28 hrs

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to restrain the Centre from training Sri Lankan armed forces saying it is a policy matter of the government and it cannot interfere with it.

A bench headed by justice Aftab Alam refused to entertain a petition seeking its direction to Centre not to provide training facilities to Sri Lankan armed forces in the country.

The bench dismissed the petition terming it as "misconceived."

Petition was filed by one N Raja Raman who had approached the apex court after there were some protests from a section of the public, including politicians, against training of Sri Lankan army in India.

It was alleged in the petition that nine Lankan defence personnel are currently being trained at an Indian Air Force base in Karnataka.

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