Saturday, January 31, 2009

DMK flays LTTE for not responding to 48-hour ceasefire

The Ruling DMK yesterday sharply criticised the LTTE for not responding to the 48-hour truce affirmed by the Sri Lankan Government in the Vanni region to empty civilians wedged in the hostility between the Army and the Tigers.
The LTTE had not given any word on the safe way of Tamils in the disagreement zone, Tamil Nadu Finance Minister and DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan said in the condition Assembly.
Replying to a talk about by Congress whip S.Peter Alphones in this regard, he said even following last night's (Thursday's) statement of the ceasefire by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, LTTE leader V Prabhakaran and his cadres did not come forward to give in return it.
UN agencies had also welcomed the new move by the Sri Lankan government, said Anbhazhagan, who faced questions from the members on the issue for the next day in the nonattendance of Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, who is unwilling. He wondered why the LTTE had not yet allowable the people a safe way from the war zone.
Anbazhagan said the new visit of outside Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee to Sri Lanka was the first step to save Tamils living there.
"This is the first pace the Centre had taken to save Tamils in the isle nation. We should try to take more such steps in bringing a continued calm ambiance for Tamils livelihood there," he said.
To a query by PMK leader G.K.Mani that the war in Sri Lanka should be stopped up, Anbazhagan replied that the hostility was not taking place in a exacting zone.
"Even the Sri Lankan Government is not keen to reveal to us that there is a war in their country. Even if we ask them in this look upon, they will say they are only hostility with terrorist group LTTE to stop terrorism," he additional.

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