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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2397

Anandasangaree calls for a new Cease Fire Agreement to stop

[b]Anandasangaree calls for a new Cease Fire Agreement to stop LTTE atrocities [/b]

[b] Colombo, 20 August; (Asiantribune.com):[/b] In a letter exposing the atrocities of the LTTE to the Colombo-based diplomatic community the leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), V. Anandasangaree has urged that “the present CFA should be replaced with a new one.”

He added: “The time has now come for the International Community to cry halt to the atrocities of the L.T.T.E. which should now agree to release all the prisoners in their custody, stop conscriptions, extortions, killing of rival groups and to close down their torture camps, dark room detention camps, and also allow democracy to prevail in all areas under their control.”

“The L.T.T.E., must agree, or must be compelled to agree by the united action of the International Community to lay down their arms and accept Federalism as a solution to end the country’s ethnic problem,” he said.

Here is the full text of his letter to the international community:

With the excalation of violence, especially increase in suicide attacks in a number of countries, the need has come for the International Community to get together to eradicate terrorism in the whole world. Following the bomb blast in London on 7th July, I addressed two letters to the British Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Tony Blair urging him to go all out, even beyond his territorial limits, to see to the security and safety of all the people, by soliciting the support of the International Community. I chose the British Prime Minister to make this request because in my view although the number of casualities are over a hundred times more , in the American tragedy of September 11th, than the number of causalities in the London bomb –blast, the fear and terror caused by these two incidents are almost the same.

In Sri Lanka the suicide attacks of the L.T.T.E. had taken hundreds of lives including those of the Head of the State, Presidential Candidates, high ranking officers of the Army, Navy and Police and a number of Politicians, academics and civilians. Apart from this we have also lost over sixty-five thousand people, mostly non-combatant men, women and children. Several thousand had been widowed and orphaned and a few thousand had lost their limbs. Land – mine casualities are a few thousand and damage to property amounts to billions.

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