Buddhist monks to fast demanding abrogation of CFA

[TamilNet, Sunday, 11 February 2007, 22:09 GMT]
Sri Lanka's National Bhikku Front (NBF), an organization of Buddhist monks, is to launch a fasting campaign Monday in Colombo demanding the Sri Lanka President to abrogate the ceasefire agreement (CFA) signed by the then Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and Velupillai Pirapaharan, leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), sources in Colombo said.

The protest campaign will continue till CFA agreement is cancelled, said Venerable Dambala Amila Thera, President of the NBF addressing a press conference Sunday in Colombo.

Norwegian government facilitated the CFA between the then UNP government and LTTE. The agreement was signed on 22 February 2002.

The Sinhala Nationalist Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and other chauvinist forces in the south have been demanding that the CFA should be abrogated before it completes fifth year on February 22.

They say fifth year completion of the CFA would allow international recognition of the LTTE as a liberation movement.

 

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