UN Secretary-General condemns the killings of Kousalyan and colleagues

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 09 February 2005, 06:18 GMT]
The UN Secretary-General on Tuesday condemned the killings of Mr. E. Kaushalyan, a senior political leader of the LTTE Eastern Province Division, and several colleagues traveling with him, said a UN statement extending Kofi Annan's sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to the families of all the victims. The Secretary-General urged all parties to exercise calm and restraint so as to avoid actions that could disrupt the Cease-fire Agreement of February 2002 or the long-term interest of peace in Sri Lanka.

Full text of the UN statement follows:


"New York, 8 February 2005 - Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Sri Lanka

"The Secretary-General condemns the killings of Mr. E. Kaushalyan, a senior political leader of the LTTE Eastern Province Division, and several colleagues traveling with him, when their vehicle came under attack yesterday evening. He extends his sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to the families of all the victims of these callous killings.

"The Secretary-General urges all parties to exercise calm and restraint so as to avoid actions that could disrupt the Cease-fire Agreement of February 2002 or the long-term interest of peace in Sri Lanka."

 

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