LTTE condemns the killing of Swiss national in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 26 October 2004, 10:10 GMT]
Warning that the perpetrators of the crime have in mind a ''criminal objective to disrupt the peace process'' and dismissing the allegation of involvement in the killing, LTTE in a Press Release issued on Tuesday accused a news report as being ''based on speculation and concoction of a story to discredit the LTTE''. The Press Release quoted further that the preliminary investigations conducted by the SLMM indicate that it is ''an individual criminal act which has no connection whatsoever with the LTTE''.

Fulltext of the Press Release follows:

LTTE Press release on the killing of a Swiss national in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Our attention is drawn to a news item relating to the killing of a Swiss national in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. The media organisation that has reported this incident quotes the local police and alleges that the killing was carried out by the LTTE. We strongly dismiss this allegation which is based on speculation and concoction of a story to discredit the LTTE.

This killing gains more significance in view of the victim being a Swiss national. This has been planned in such a way to portray the LTTE in bad light. Our leadership views this with grave concern and condemns the killing. Perpetrators of this crime have in mind a criminal objective to disrupt the peace process.

Acting Head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission Mr. Hagrup Haukland informs us that the SLMM’s preliminary investigation indicates that this is an individual criminal act which has no connection whatsoever with the LTTE.

Irresponsible media reporting has been a bane in the politics of Sri Lanka, in that partisan reporting based on information furnished by interested parties without recourse to investigation, a cardinal ethics in journalism has contributed its fare share in fuelling this decades old conflict.


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