Govt. rules out CFA, talks
Uditha Kumarasinghe Irangika Range and Sandasen
KOTTE: The Government will not enter into a CFA or talks with the
LTTE at this juncture unless it was prepared to lay down arms,
Agriculture Development and Agrarian Services Minister Maithripala
Sirisena told Parliament yesterday.
The Minister said the Government will not accept LTTE political
Leader Nadesan’s claims for a Ceasefirebecause it had enough experiences
on the LTTE’s double standard ceasefires.
Minister Sirisena replying to a question raised by Ranaweera
Pathirana of the JVP, said the successful campaign launched by the
Government to defeat LTTE terrorism will not be stopped at this juncture
as heroic Armed Forces have achieved numerous victories.
“We will not go for peace talks until the LTTE is totally defeated
militarily,” he said. Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe claimed
that the LTTE could not be defeated by military, means President Mahinda
Rajapaksa proved him wrong by achieving a number of military victories
in combating terrorism. He said the Government will not take any action
to discourage or demoralise the Forces engaged in the humanitarian
mission to liberate the North from terrorism.