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Sri Lanka Rejects LTTE Offer Of Talks – INO.com

[RTTNews, Monday, 23 March 2009 08:06 One Comment]

The Sri Lankan government has rejected an offer by the Tamil separatist group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), for fresh talks without pre-conditions asking the terrorist group to first lay down their arms, media reports say.

After being confined to a small strip of land less than 25 square kilometers, Balasingham Nadesan, the beleaguered LTTE’s political head, made a desperate appeal for an urgent ceasefire, saying the Tigers would enter negotiations with the government "without pre-conditions."

"We call for a ceasefire, loudly and clearly," he told reporters, adding continuous denial of humanitarian access to the civilian population, and non-stop artillery and aerial attacks, are creating an unbearable situation. He described the daily bombing and shelling as "genocidal warfare".

Colombo, however, said it has received no such proposal till now and reiterated its commitment to eliminate terrorism from the country and ending the 25-year-old protracted conflict.

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  • S.V.Ramanan said:

    Keep on doing this!Negotiations and settlement will be done without you by international community as was done in Palestine.Whatever sympathy you have had is fast dwindling because of your obduracy.