The Lanka Academic

 
APRIL 24, 2006 EST, USA
 
QUAERE VERUM
 
VOL. 7, NO. 18

JAYANTHA DHANAPALA

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Government taking necessary steps to ensure law and order is maintained
Munza Mushtaq in Colombo, April 24, 2006, 2.20 p.m.. The Government today assured that it was taking 'all necessary measures' to ensure that law and order is maintained in the face of provocative acts initiated by the LTTE organisation.

Issuing a release today, the Director of the Government Information Department Anusha Palpita stated that, 'in a deliberate act of terrorism directed against the civilian population, it is reported that LTTE cadres have brutally murdered 6 farmers on the evening of April 23, 2006 at Kallanpattu in the Gomarankaduwela area in the Trincomalee District.

This massacre of innocent farmers while attending their paddy fields is another attempt by the LTTE to instigate a communal backlash in the Trincomalee district. The indiscriminate bombing of the Trincomalee market on 12 April 2006, and the intensified campaign of attacks against the Security Forces, Police and Homeguards is a deliberate and orchestrated strategy of the LTTE to trigger a communal backlash which it hopes to exploit to it own advantage locally and to a greater extent internationally, the release said.

"The Government calls on the people not fall trap to this dangerous agenda with vested interests," Mr. Palpita noted.

Such acts of violence is being carried out at a time when the Government, the Norwegian facilitator and the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission are making all efforts to convene the second round of talks in Geneva.

"The international community, specially the European Union together with the Co-Chair members are strongly expected to follow-through with the intended consequences as a deterrent measure to prevent further acts of terrorism being perpetrated by the LTTE with impunity," the release added.

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Published: Mon Apr 24 05:11:06 EDT 2006


Lanka accuses Tigers of provoking communal backlash
hindu.com, Colombo, April. 24 (PTI). Sri Lanka today accused Tamil Tigers of provoking communal backlash by hacking to death a woman who was feeding her baby, a day after killing six Sinhalese farmers. Suspected Tamil Tigers hacked to death a mother as she fed her baby in Seeruwila in the island's east today, Defence Ministry spokesman Prasad Samarasinghe said, adding the attack came a day after the rebels gunned down six Sinhalese farmers in the same area. He claimed the woman was chopped to pieces by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels, who snatched the infant. "The attack on the farmers was unprovoked. Then they hacked the woman to death," Samarasinghe said. "This is clearly aimed at provoking a communal backlash." Police clamped local curfew to maintain law and order and stepped up security. More...
Published: Mon Apr 24 14:28:24 EDT 2006 Back to the top
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