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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2252

Anandasangaree lambaste LTTE for potshots at the helicopter

[b]Anandasangaree lambaste LTTE for potshots at the helicopter[/b]

[b]Colombo, 16 December. (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Ms.Margarita Bonvier who had a narrow shave with death when the gunmen belonging to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam fired at the helicopter belonging to the Sri Lankan Air Force is tend to bring about serious consequences and the international community’s repercussions are going to be beyond ones imagination, said V. Anandasangaree, President of the Tamil United Liberation Front.

Anandasangaree, in a statement released to the press said, “The news that a helicopter belonging to the Sri Lankan Air Force was hit by four rounds of small arms comes as a great shock to every right thinking person all over the world.

He lamented that now the child has started playing with fire and the Country can't just simply look on.

“This is a matter that the International Community too can't just ignore not merely because the Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Ms.Margarita Bonvier had a narrow shave with death but also the repercussions are going to be beyond ones imagination.”

Anandasangaree reprimanded Velupillai Prabakaran, the leader of the Tamil rebel outfit stating, “The LTTE leader him self should take this as a warning for him.”

In his statement the TULF leaders described, “Helicopters in our Country are used for a number of purposes, a part for defence. It is used to assess damages caused by cyclone, floods, Tsunami etc, to provide assistance for marooned people, to rescue people in distress and also to provide transport for LTTE leaders to and from the International Airport, to take them from Vanni to the East to attend funerals of their dead cadres and not the least in importance, to airlift their injured cadres to Colombo for treatment.”

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