UN Security Council tells LTTE:
Lay down arms
Strongly condemns LTTE terrorism:
The LTTE is a terrorist organization and should
be condemned for its use of civilians as a human shield. The LTTE
should immediately lay down arms and renounce its terror tactics,
said Ambassador Claude Heller, the President of the UN Security
Council summing up the views expressed by the Members of the
Security Council at an informal briefing on Wednesday.
International Community comes to civilians’ aid
In response to the Government’s request, the
international community yesterday pledged their fullest assistance
to the civilians fleeing from the LTTE clutches. Foreign Minister
Rohitha Bogollagama at a meeting with Colombo based diplomatic
community yesterday requested their assistance to enhance water,
health, sanitary and accommodation facilities to these civilians.
Indian Anti-Terror Front felicitates President
The All India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF), a
leading organization opposed to terrorism in all its forms has
felicitated President Mahinda Rajapaksa for “launching a nationwide
peace initiative and checking the LTTE onslaught”.
Archbishop disowns leaflet
A forged letter purported to be from the
Archbishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Oswald Gomis had been circulated among the
Roman Catholic clergy of the Western Province with the request to
line up against the Government in an effort to defeat the UPFA at
this week’s Provincial Council elections of the Western Province.