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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 82

Prabhakaran identifies President Rajapakse a practical man -

[b]Prabhakaran identifies President Rajapakse a practical man - Government Spokesman

[b]Colombo, 03 December, ([/b] Sri Lanka Government is of the candid view the last Heroes Day speech made by the Leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Velupillai Prabakaran was one of the most encouraging one.

Minister D.E.W Gunasekera said going through the various speeches made by LTTE leader Prabakaran at each Heroes Day, the Government considers Prabakaran’s latest speech to be a positive one.

"Unlike the international media Prabakaran has identified President Rajapakse as a practical man," he added.

Minister Gunasekera hastened to add that Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse has proved that international media speculations, that war would be imminent if Rajapakse was elected the President are wrong. He said, "There is nothing to panic since there is no danger of an imminent war."

Minister Gunasekara clarified that that President Rajapakse has given indications of his willingness to have direct talks with the LTTE, but has not given out an official invitation to the LTTE.

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