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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 74

Two contradictory reports on the failed LTTE commanders' sea

[b]Two contradictory reports on the failed LTTE commanders' sea journey[/b]

[b]Colombo, 17 April, ([/b] "The Government of Sri Lanka had displayed extreme flexibility to facilitate the sea movement of 32 LTTE leaders in the face of provocations by the LTTE, in order to encourage the LTTE to attend the peace talks in Geneva," a statement contradicting the allegations levelled by S.P.Tamilselvan, Head of the Political Division of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in a letter dated 16the April to Norwegian Ambassader Hans Bratskar.

Tamilselvan in his letter bluntly came up with condemnation of the Government of Sri lanka accusing the Government responsible for disturbing their acting commanders' travel to East from Vanni to enable bring back back their east commanders to participate in the so called LTTE’s Central Committee meeting.

"We condemn the actions of GoSL for disturbing the travel of our commanders and at the same time we express our regret for this situation. We are saddened that, by blocking our air travel and by disturbing our sea travel arranged by SLMM, we are placed in the difficult situation where we are unable to attend the Geneva talks. We therefore, hereby wish to inform you with sadness that until the hurdles in front of us to attend Geneva talks are removed and a more conducive environment created, our Geneva team is unable to come to the Geneva talks," said Tamilselvan alleged in his letter addressed on 16 April to Norway’s Ambassader Hans Bratskar.

In response to Tamilselvan’s letter, Sri Lanka Government’s Secretariat for coordinating Peace Process (SCOPP) has in their statement released their position of this whole sordid episode by blaming the LTTE as responsible for the collapse of the sea travel.

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