No ceasefire -PM
The Government has no intention to go for a ceasefire with the LTTE,
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka said.
“Every time when the LTTE faced a severe set back, they spoke about a
ceasefire. But the LTTE cannot mislead this Government through such
traps. Our Armed Forces have been able to reveal to the country how the
LTTE terrorists were strengthened during the ceasefire period. If that
trend continued, the entire country would have been in danger,” he told
The Prime Minister said the best opportunity has now been created to
eradicate LTTE terrorism which threatened the country for the last three
The Premier participating in the Emergency debate said the day to
eliminate terrorism may be tomorrow.
“However, we cannot remain idle by entirely vesting this
responsibility on our Armed Forces. It is the responsibility of everyone
to join hands and create an environment conducive to our Armed Forces to
achieve their final goal,” he said.
“All the military victories achieved by our war heroes belong to the
country. Our future generation would enjoy the benefits of these
Therefore we all should extend the maximum support to the Armed
Forces to put an end to terrorism without dragging the country’s future
to darkness, anymore,” Prime Minister Wickramanayaka said. “Amidst
various difficulties, our war heroes have been able to achieve
significant victories in the battle front.
Terrorists even in the face of their total annihilation, attempt to
cause maximum damage to the civilians and the Armed Forces. The
Government has clearly understood this situation.
The Government has taken all possible measures to prevent any further
acts of terrorism planned by the LTTE”, he said.
“The international observers have pointed out on many occasions that
the LTTE had violated the ceasefire agreement. In this situation, how
can we go for a ceasefire with the LTTE by further placing confidence on
them? the Premier queried.
At present the people have understood the actual situation. The
people living in uncleared areas in the North are returning to
Government controlled areas even risking their lives, he said.
The LTTE is having a hatred towards all communities steps should be
taken to completely destroy this LTTE mentality, the Prime Minister
said.Some Tamil politicians make various irresponsible statements in
foreign countries to favour the LTTE. A question has arisen as to why
certain elements do not like to put an end to terrorism, he added. “A
double standard cannot be maintained towards the battle launched to
eradicate terrorism. It would undermine the great sacrifices made by our
heroic Armed Forces to put an end to terrorism” Prime Minister