Foreign Minister tells international community:
Hunt LTTE global network
Sri Lanka appealed for support in dismantling the Liberation Tigers
of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) international support network after victory over
Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama told a high-level security forum
in Singapore that the global organisation of the LTTE remained “largely
Countries that have listed LTTE as
*European Union (27 countries)
“Many of the operatives have clearly cultivated powerful, political
lobbies in certain capitals with a view to resurrecting the LTTE,” he
“It is important for the international community to take all measures
to assist the government of Sri Lanka to track down the global network
of the LTTE,” he told an annual forum of defence and military officials
organised by the London-based International Institute for Strategic
Bogollagama dismissed allegations that heavy weapons were used by the
military in civilian areas as part of the “propaganda of genocide
against the Tamil people.” “This was both fictional and well-fabricated,
with ulterior and sinister motives in order to discredit the Armed
Forces as well as to embarrass the government of Sri Lanka,” he added.
“Sri Lanka will no doubt enter the annals of history as a classic
textbook example of a nation that successfully prevailed over the
scourge of terrorism, whilst tenaciously upholding the cherished values
of democracy and human rights that have been deeply engraved in the
psyche of our people,” he said.
“The government is firmly committed to reaching a political
settlement acceptable to all,” the Foreign Minister said.
Sri Lanka’s handling of the LTTE “has sent a strong signal to the
international community that terror can be defeated and terrorism can be
eliminated,” he added.