Friday, November 28, 2008

FM says LTTE's overtures to India will not find accommodation

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama has supposed that Prabhakaran's overtures to India restricted in his latest communication yesterday (Nov 27), will not find somewhere to live The Minister made this surveillance in the course of a declaration in Parliament today (28 November 2008), on the terrorist attacks in Mumbai on 26 November 2008.
Condemning this terrorist atrocity, Minister Bogollagama referred to President Mahinda Rajapaksa's Statement issued yesterday, in which he had drawn attention to "the urgent need for concentrated act by all countries to eliminate terrorism, wherever it is, and whoever the leaders and manipulators of such aggression may be."
Quoting US President-elect Barack Obama's message, wherein he had stated "The United States must carry on to strengthen our partnerships with India and nations around the world to root out and destroy terrorist networks", the Minister said that this communication exposed the firm promise and strength of mind of the incoming US Administration in the global struggle against terrorism, and continued US leadership in the fight next to this universal menace which has turn out to be a normal threat to humanity.
The Foreign Minister recalling the cold-blooded murder of one of India's most sons and an outstanding Prime Minister, Shri Rajiv Gandhi by the LTTE on 21 May 1991 in Sriperumpudur in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu, said that he had to pay the highest sacrifice for his unshakable put on behind Sri Lanka's dominion and territorial honesty and his absolute rejection of the LTTE's separatist and fascist agenda.
Minister Bogollagama also referred to the new ruling of the New Delhi High Court, which upheld the Central Indian Government's decision on 14 May 2008 to ban the LTTE. The Court had in its decision agreed with the Centre's submission that "The LTTE continues to use Tamil Nadu as the base for carrying out smuggling essential substance like petrol and diesel, besides drugs, to Sri Lanka." The Centre had also argued that "The Government of India is nervous that unless the ban of the LTTE continues, acts of violence on Indian soil are probable to occur."
In concluding his Statement on the floor of the House, the Foreign Minister held out an emerald branch to Prabhakaran by urging him to heed President Mahinda Rajapaksa's call to put down down arms, give up terrorism and go into the self-governing path, in order to be part of the following process that is by now underway, to expand a sustainable answer that will transport permanent calm and stability to Sri Lanka.

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