LTTE is ready for cease fire. Sri Lanka says no.
LTTE said that they are ready to sign cease fire agreement with Srilanka. But Sri Lankan Government rejected the offer and said that there is no agreement with LTTE unless they put down their weapons. Since they have lost control of almost the entire northern part of the country, LTTE approached UN and agreed for cease fire.
Battered and cornered, the Tamil Tigers on Monday sought a ceasefire and peace talks, but Sri Lanka rejected the appeal and asked the rebels to surrender unconditionally.
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"Our position is that they must lay down arms and surrender. There is no shift in the government's position in this regard," military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said.
He said that Sri Lankan troops had confined the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in a 73 sq km stretch of land in Mullaitivu district.
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"There is no question of a ceasefire now. When the LTTE surrenders with its weapons, there will be a ceasefire automatically," Nanayakkara added.
Source : sify.com
Sri Lankan Defence Secreatry termed the offer from LTTE as a joke.
“There is nothing to talk about. Everybody knows that the LTTE wants a ceasefire, but it is not an option for them anymore. They have to surrender or we will crush them. This is a joke.”
Source : timesnow.tv
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