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

President appoints a steering committee on peace building

[b]President appoints a steering committee on peace building[/b]

From our Colombo Correspondent

[b]Colombo, 10 February, ( [/b]Creating peaceful atmosphere san killings, abductions and other types of hostile acts is the primary aim of the Government at the Geneva talks scheduled to hold on February 22 and 23, the Government announced here in Colombo.

"We want to make sure that there will be no killings and no other hostile actions in the North and East following the Ceasefire talks. We want to create a very peaceful atmosphere in the North and East so that the democratic traditions will prevail there", addressing the weekly Cabinet press briefing in Colombo, Cabinet Spokesman and Media Minister Anura Priyadarshan Yapa said.

Minister Yapa said 562 killings by the LTTE have been reported in the North East since the signing of the Ceasefire Agreement in 2002.

The LTTE has committed 5464 Ceasefire violations which include abductions, extortions, conscriptions and other type violations.

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