Colombo holds key to restore normalcy, says LTTE
[TamilNet, Thursday, 02 June 2005, 14:51 GMT]
Government of Sri Lanka has a moral responsibility to demonstrate its
serious commitment to the Cease Fire Agreement (CFA) and its will to
maintain the integrity of the CFA by delivering on it in terms of its
obligation to restore normalcy, Mr. Thamilchelvan, LTTE's Head of
Political Division, told Swiss Ambassador Mr.Bernadino
Reggazzoni on Thursday in a meeting in Kilinochchi. LTTE's Political
Head expressed fear over the state of the CFA in the context of
"fanatical elements" trying to cash in on a volatile situation in
Trincomalee and Vavuniya, the LTTE Peace Secretariat website reported.
"Government's declared intent and proclamations are of no use unless
they are effectively translated into real actions on the ground and
what the Tamil people see in military occupied areas, are actions
that are provocative," the LTTE Peace Secretariat quoted Mr.
Thamilchelvan as saying.
"Tamil people are being pushed to the fringe of frustration and are
being subject to military harassment and coercion," Mr. Thamilchelvan
told the Ambassador.
Post-tsunami management and the post-conflict situation could be
handled effectively by keeping the Cease Fire Agreement (CFA) intact
with integrity and commitment by both the parties, the Ambassador for
Switzerland was quoted as saying in the meeting with the LTTE's Political Head.
"The Ambassador reflected on the outcome of the International Donor
Conference in Kandy and reiterated that it was the unanimous opinion
of all the donor participants that a Joint Mechanism to disburse
equitably the overwhelming aid for post-tsunami is a necessity and
there is no alternative for it", the report added.
Mr. S. Puleedevan, Secretary General of the LTTE Peace Secretariat
and the Chief of Thamil Eelam Police, Mr. P. Nadesan participated in
Associated with the Ambassador in the meeting was Mr.Martin
Steurzinger of the Swiss Foreign Office, according to sources in
Appreciating the spontaneity with which the people of Switzerland
overwhelmingly contributed towards the post-tsunami reconstruction
efforts, Mr. Thamilchelvan said that the LTTE is equally committed to
maintain the CFA and has exercised maximum flexibility in accepting
the Norwegian proposals for a Joint Mechanism.