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Buttala attack bears all the hallmarks of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam – US Embassy

Colombo, 17 January, (Asiantribune.com): The United States of America has strongly condemned yesterday’s vicious terrorist attack on a civilian bus in Uva Province that killed at least 24 persons, including many women and children, and injured more than 60 others.

While expressing the condolences to the victims and their families, the US Embassy in Colombo has pointed out that though no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, it bears all the hallmarks of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

It further added, “The targeting of civilians serves to foster fear and cause further suffering among the Sri Lankan people. Only a political solution to the country’s conflict offers a way out of the current cycle of escalating violence.”

The full text of the statement released by the US Embassy in Colombo is given below:

United States Condemns Attack on Bus in Uva Province

Colombo, January 16, 2008: The United States strongly condemns today’s vicious terrorist attack on a civilian bus in Uva Province that killed at least 24 persons, including many women and children, and injured more than 60 others.

We express our condolences to the victims and their families.

While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, it bears all the hallmarks of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The targeting of civilians serves to foster fear and cause further suffering among the Sri Lankan people. Only a political solution to the country’s conflict offers a way out of the current cycle of escalating violence.

- Asian Tribune -

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