|Govt. won’t fall for ceasefire trick - PM|
|Tuesday, 29 July 2008|
Unlike past governments that were tricked by ceasefires declared by the terrorists who had fallen on hard times, the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime will not fall for any ploy of the sort, said Prime Minister Rathnasiri Wickremanayake.
Speaking at the passing out ceremony of 55 cadet officers of the Diyathalawa military academy, the PM said many questions were being asked about the government’s stance on the recent unilateral ceasefire declared by the LTTE.
The terrorists declare a ceasefire whenever they are weakened, to reinforce their military power, he added.
Noting that others question whether the government is not prepared for talks with the LTTE, the Premier said that the LTTE is an armed group which has declared war against a government elected by the people.
As a responsible government, we request the LTTE declare a ceasefire after disarming and renounce the demand for a separate regime, he said.
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