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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2342

Tigers rejects SLMM ruling, SLMM chief returns empty handed from the crisis meeting.

By Our Colombo Correspondent.

Colombo, 13 May, (Asiantribune.com): Tiger leadership refuted a ruling by the ceasefire monitors who ruled that the Tigers have no right at sea. The head of the Scandinavian truce monitors, Ulf Henricssen on Friday returned from Kilinochchi after a crisis meeting where the Tigers rejected the SLMM chief’s position that the Tigers should not have right to be at sea or control of the seawaters.

“ Tamilselvan insisted on the LTTE’s right at sea. I had an opinion to contrary, but they did not agree with it,” the SLMM chief told the Asian Tribune.

He said the Tigers did not deny that they were involved in the attack against the Sri Lankan Navy gunboats escorting the Navy personnel carrier ‘Pearl Cruiser’ which was transporting 710 soldiers when it came under attack in the seas off Jaffna.

Meanwhile Tiger political chief S.P.Tamilselvan has told the SLMM chief, “You don’t attempt to classify us as non state actors”,

LTTE peace secretariat website quoted Tamilselvan as saying that he conveyed LTTE condemnation and dissatisfaction to the SLMM Head about the SLMM Press Release, issued on Thursday, immediately after the sea incident.

“He said that he had asked SLMM to clarify this as soon as possible and SLMM has agreed to do so after consulting the Norway facilitator. He warned SLMM that if it weakens the parity of status enshrined in the CFA then SLMM will be responsible for the far reaching consequences resulting from it,” the Tiger website reported.

- Asia Tribune -

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