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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2040

Douglas Devananda reveals pre-planned plot of LTTE

[b]Douglas Devananda reveals pre-planned plot of LTTE to provoke violence in Trinco[/b]

[b]Colombo, 14 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Douglas Devananda appealed to the Tamils and Sinhalese to exercise maximum restraint and caution and not to be swayed by the malicious propaganda and provocative violence aimed at creating communal tensions and unrest in the country.

Devananda, Minister of Social Service and Social Welfare speaking to the Asian Tribune told that recent violence unleashed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam was a calculated attempt to provoke communal unrest in the country. He said that the people of this country were able to see through their plans clearly and they had exercised commendable restraint since 1983. They should continue down the path of non-violence and refuse to be provoked and fall into the vicious trap hatched by the Tigers.

He said that they LTTE had miscalculated their moves. When Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapakse was elected as the President the LTTE assumed that he would adopt a hard-line and go to war. Unfortunately for the LTTE, Rajapakse proved to be a different person and refused to be provoked by LTTE violence. He was determined to work hard to bring about a sustainable peace in the country.

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