|No need to negotiate with LTTE: US|
|Thursday, 08 January 2009|
Colombo: The United States has expressed hope that the fall of LTTEs de-facto capital of Kilinochchi would end decades of ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka and said there was no need to hold talks with the Tiger rebels.
"The war which has gripped the island nation for more than 25 years is drawing to an end," the US Embassy said in a statement in Colombo.
"Particularly, the liberation of the LTTE stronghold of Kilinochchi can be considered as the final phase in the war against Tamil Tigers," the Embassy was quoted as saying in a Sri Lankan government release.
"The fall of Kilinochchi represents an important point in the 25-year war that has divided Sri Lanka. We hope that this event will help hasten an end to the conflict," the American embassy stated.
"We believe that a lasting and sustainable peace can best be achieved if the Lankan Government now works on reaching a political solution that addresses the aspirations of all Sri Lankans, including Tamils, Muslims and Sinhalese," the statement said.
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