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

Sri Lanka President lambasted LTTE for the murder........

[b]Sri Lanka President lambasted LTTE for the murder of Lakshman Kadirgamar.[/b]

Colombo, 15 August, ( Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga categorically rejected the denial of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam about the killing of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar. She blamed the LTTE for the Tamil rebel outfit’s continuous efforts to kill both the Tamil ministers in her Government. President also lambasted LTTE for the killing of Lakshman Kadirgamar, on last Friday.

Sri Lanka’s President said that the initial indications of the investigations seem to reveal the responsibility of the LTTE in his brutal murder.

Sri Lanka President addressed the nation Sunday, which was telecast on 21.30 hours.

In her address she alleged, “It is unacceptable that a group that talks endlessly about being committed to a ceasefire would so blatantly violate it. This violation of the ceasefire is the latest in a continuous series of violations by the LTTE.”

President castigated the LTTE for its involvement in the murder of Lakshman Kadirgamar. She declared “The LTTE has denied involvement in the murder. Their denial contradicts the facts and our knowledge of their long held desire and repeated attempts to murder both my Tamil Cabinet Colleagues.

The full text of the address to the nation by the Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka is given below:

I address you today at a time of profound sorrow. The nation has lost a leader, a great humanist and I have lost a dear friend and colleague. Minister Kadirgamar was the one Minister, who worked most closely with me in the critical area of the fight against terrorism and the attempt to bring about a negotiated political solution to the Tamil people’s problem.

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