Sri Lanka condemns killing of Kousalyan, ex-MP Nehru at Welikanda

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 08 February 2005, 14:51 GMT]
The government of Sri Lanka in a statement today condemned the killing six personnel, including Mr. E. Kousalyan, head of the LTTE Batticaloa-Amparai political division and former parliamentarian of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Mr. Ariyanayagam Chandra Nehru and said that it was a violation of the ceasefire agreement.

The statement released by the Director, Government Information Department, S.D. Piyadasa, said on Tuesday evening that "while these killings are the violation of the Ceasefire Agreement, their timing is also clearly calculated to disrupt the positive post-tsunami atmosphere of increasing co-operation between the GOSL and the LTTE on humanitarian issues".

The government statement also called on all concerned to prevent further violations of the ceasefire gravely risking a return to conflict and, instead, support the peace process and move ahead.

 

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