World aware of LTTE atrocities:
Ceasefire call hilarious
*We call on LTTE to lay down arms and
*LTTE taking shelter under civilians
Defence Affairs spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella described as
hilarious the LTTE's latest attempt to call for a truce and pleading for
a ceasefire to the UN at a time when the outfit is all but defeated
"The LTTE has written a letter to the United Nations, Britain, Japan,
Norway and the United States indicating it's readiness to agree to a
ceasefire with the Government while at the same time refusing to lay
down arms and surrender," he said.
LTTE withdrawals from Peace Talks
- Breaks off talks with Ranasinghe Premadasa Government and
starts Eelam War two.
*April 19, 1995 - Breaks off
talks with Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga Government. Begins
Eelam war three by attacking Trincomalee Naval Base.
*April 21, 2003 - Withdraws from
peace talks with Ranil Wickremesinghe Government. Continuously
violates the CFA.
*December, 2005 - LTTE begins
Eelam War four.
In this letter, LTTE Political Wing head P. Nadesan wrote mentioning
that they are ready to discuss, cooperate and work together in all their
efforts to bring an immediate ceasefire and work towards a political
Minister Rambukwella referring to the letter sent by the LTTE to the
United Nations calling for a Ceasefire agreement with the Government,
said Nadesan in the first place has to understand what a ceasefire is.
The country and the world are quite aware of the nature of the LTTE.
It is a ploy used by the LTTE over two decades when it is about to be
militarily defeated. Every time the LTTE is on the verge of defeat
militarily and losing weapons and equipment, then it calls a truce,"
Minister Rambukwella told the Daily News.
He reiterated that the LTTE by breaching the CFA brought calamity to
the country and the people. Peace talks were held with the outfit on
several occasions by leaders but the LTTE violated all these agreements
and brought about destruction.
Minister Rambukwella said history is witness to the nature of the
LTTE. "Indo-Lanka peace accord by late Indian Prime Minister Rajiv
Gandhi and the 13th Amendment called for the LTTE to lay down arms and
What they did was laying down arms and going back to the jungle to
fight again against the Security Forces," he said adding that they also
assassinated Rajiv Gandhi. It has been the modus operandi of the LTTE to
pressurize the international community and cease the current
humanitarian operation to liberate trapped civilians.
The LTTE is taking shelter under civilians "The international
community has fully acknowledged the nature of the LTTE, though they
should pressurize the LTTE to surrender and release civilians," he
He said a careful strategy was drawn up by the President to eradicate
terrorism and this was promoted by the entire nation. President Mahinda
Rajapaksa as the Commander in Chief, together with the Government was
pursuing a policy to eradicate terrorism.
The Minister said the people were strongly behind this policy. "This
was also manifest in recent election results," he added.
Minister Rambukwella calling the LTTE to surrender, urged them to
release all civilians held in captivity by it. "We call on the LTTE to
lay down arms and surrender.
There will be no ceasefire until terrorism is defeated.
Therefore, calling for a ceasefire at this juncture is hilarious," he