‘No question of ceasefire’
No one should act to strengthen terrorism -
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that although there are
many requests to go for a Ceasefire there was no time and need for it at
this stage and the Government’s aim was to liberate the remaining
civilians in the No Fire Zone within the next five or six days.
“Therefore, the question of a ceasefire does not arise at all,” the
President Rajapaksa was addressing the ceremony Walawe Urumaya in
Embilipitiya to commemorate the 104th birth anniversary of D.A.
Rajapaksa and the 50th anniversary of the constructing of the Chandrika
The President also commissioned the auditorium of the Mahaweli Buddhi
Mandapaya constructed at a cost of Rs. 60 million as a tribute to late
politician D.A. Rajapaksa in Embilipitiya town.
President Rajapaksa also laid the foundation stone to commence
rehabilitation work of the Chandrika Wewa under the Walawe Urumaya
The estimated cost for the project is Rs. 7,500 million. “Those
leaders who provided body armours and weapons to the LTTE were finally
killed by the LTTE. Therefore no one should act to strengthen terrorism.
If someone tries to help or strengthen terrorism, it will cause serious
damage not to Sri Lanka but also to the entire world,” he said.