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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Solheim's Ceasefire Agreement blown up by a Tamil suicide

[b]Solheim's Ceasefire Agreement blown up by a Tamil suicide[/b]

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

After letting the LTTE get away with 95% of the violations of the Ceasefire Agreement since it was signed in 2002 -- a statistic quoted by the European Peace Monitors -- the Sri Lankan government yesterday launched a joint air naval and ground attack on LTTE strongholds in Trincomalee shortly after a female suicide bomber targeted the car of Army Commander, Sarath Fonseka, injuring him critically and killing 10 others last afternoon.

In a 15-minute address to the nation President Mahinda Rajapakse said that he will not be scared off by the LTTE terror tactics. He emphasized that these were provocative attacks launched by the LTTE to incite mob attacks on Tamil civilians. He appealed to the people not to be provoked by these violent acts of the LTTE.

Even before he came on air Israeli-built Kafirs bombed the LTTE Sampur camp and the Sri Lankan Navy and the army joined in shelling the Tiger-controlled area in the Trincomalee. This is first time since the Ceasefire Agreement was signed in 2002 that the Sri Lankan forces launched an official attack against the LTTE. A 14 hour curfew too was imposed on Trincomalee.

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