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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2909

US Congress slams LTTE

[b]US Congress slams LTTE[/b]

[b]Washington DC, 12 February, ( [/b]The United States House of Representatives has passed a resolution hitting the LTTE hard on its record of violence.

Whilst calling up both the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE to take a positive approach at the forthcoming peace talks in Geneva the Congressmen has highlighted that

1) the LTTE has a history of engaging in a campaign of terror and violence;

2) the killing of Lakshman Kadirgamar has been attributed to the LTTE
,br> 3) the United States remains deeply concerned about the continued violations of the cease-fire agreement in Sri Lanka, as marked by a recent series of violent incidents involving Claymore mine and suicide attacks;

4) Velupillai Prabhakaran recently issued an ultimatum to the Government of Sri Lanka to come up with a political settlement within the next year or face an "intensified struggle for self-determination;” and

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