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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 75

Palestine To Brief Arab League On Sri Lankan Situation

By Yara Abdul Hadi in Ramallah

Ramallah , 08 April, (Asiantribune.com): Palestinian National Authority will brief Arab League through its Ambassador about the present situation in Sri Lanka.

This assurance was given by Dr. Ahmed Soboh, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs to Dr. T.Jayasinghe,Diplomatic Representative of Sri Lanka in Palestine during a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Walid Hassen, Director Middle East also took part in the meeting.

Dr. Jayasinghe informed that after 25 years of military campaign Sri Lankan Army has now cornered the Tamil Tiger forces into a small area in the North- East of Sri Lanka. Even though the conflict is almost over without an inch of land under its control, terrorists are taking cover behind a human shield of about 70,000 innocent Tamil civilians as a last resort.They have thus endangered the lives of these Tamil civilians it claims to protect by forcibly recruiting both young and old and not allowing them to flee to the designated Safe Zones.

Dr. Jayasinghe also traced the history of LTTE atrocities and how they sabotaged all peace initiatives of the government and the international community representatives. At that time LTTE was confident of achieving its goal through terror and continued with its killing spree not sparing even the Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi who stood on their way. Many leading Tamil citizens were killed in cold blood. This is apart from the thousands of civilians belonging to all three major communities Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims.

Dr. Jayasinghe also stressed the fact that there is a powerful misinformation campaign in most capitals of the world against Sri Lanka.This campaigned is financed by LTTE and its diaspora who earn money through drug, arms and human trafficking using their fleet of ships.They have bought over many leading politicians in a number of countries.

Finally Dr. Jayasinghe thanked Dr. Soboh for giving him a hearing and agreeing to take up the matter at the Arab League through its ambassador. Dr. Soboh stated that it is incumbent on the part of Palestine to be with Sri Lanka and its people at all times and specially with President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is a great friend of the Palestinian people.

- Asian Tribune -

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