|No faith in ceasefire declared by LTTE: Minister|
|Tuesday, 29 July 2008|
Social Services and Social Welfare Minister Douglas Devananda told the visiting European Union Parliamentary delegation that he had no faith in the unilateral ceasefire declared by the Tigers as they would conveniently use such a period to strengthen themselves militarily as they had done on previous occasions.
“Everyone is well aware of their tactics”, he said.
The Minister told the delegation that an honourable and lasting solution to the political rights of the Tamil speaking people could be achieved through devolution of power and the first stage of his party’s three stage political plan is now in progress and it was a step in the right direction.
A Provincial Council has been established in the Eastern Province through an election, Though many shortcomings had been reported, this election should be viewed as a beginning that had been made at some point, pointed out the Minister.
He said that the Tigers could not exist within a democratic framework and what the Tiger leadership yearned was a land from which they could carry forward their terror activities.
(Courtesy : Daily Mirror)
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