Saturday, May 31, 2008

UN condemns LTTEs repeated attacks targeting civilians

Condemning the brutal terrorist attacks of the LTTE targeting civilians, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes said yesterday (29) that 'the targeting of non-combatants is a contravention of International Humanitarian Law, for which those responsible must be held accountable.'

'This despicable behaviour must stop,' he added

The LTTE terrorists killed more than 20 civilians just with in this week and injured several hundreds clearly showing the terrorists were not ready to abandon violence and destruction even though the Government had repeatedly pledged its commitment to peace and a negotiated settlement to the conflict. Yesterday an LTTE mortar attack killed 6 persons in Jaffna. The victims included children.

These repeated acts of terror clearly indicate that Tiger terrorists are restoring to killing innocent civilians in the face of heavy setbacks on the battlefield.

Last Monday nine people died and 73 were injured when LTTE exploded a bomb on a busy commuter train in Dehiwela.

Courtesy : Government Information Department

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