UNF rejects President's accusation on truce signing

[TamilNet, Saturday, 23 February 2002, 17:08 GMT]
The United National Front (UNF) government Saturday rejected the accusations made by the Presidential Secretariat on the cease-fire agreement signed between the government and the Liberation Tigers were entirely incorrect. The Presidential Secretariat Friday blamed the UNF government that it signed the Memorandum of Understanding without informing the Cabinet.

UNF media spokesman and a senior minister Mr.G.L. Peiris said that "the Prime Minister briefed the Cabinet about the provisions of the MoU on Wednesday and Thursday. The Cabinet approved the draft MoU on Wednesday. It was unfortunate that President Chandrika Kumaratunge was not present on that day."

Mr.Peiris added that the Prime Minister together with the several ministers held discussions with members of Maha Sangha and Editors of newspapers on Thursday. Therefore the statement by the Presidential Secretariat on this issue was completely incorrect.

Meanwhile the Prime Minister Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe visited Trincomalee and Batticaloa on his return trip to Colombo from Vavuniya, after signing the historic ceasefire agreement with the LTTE on Friday morning.

The Prime Minister spent the Friday night at the Naval House in Trincomalee Naval Headquarters. Accompanied by Ministers Mr.Tilak Marapone and Dr.Jayalath Jayawardene, the Prime Minister met naval personnel, who were in the clashes off the coast of Mullaithivu.

The chiefs of the three armed forces too accompanied the Prime Minister. Addressing naval personnel the Prime Minister said that the President was informed from time to time on all issues pertaining to the ceasefire agreement.


Related Articles:
22.02.02   Kumaratunga expresses 'shock and dismay' over truce signing

 

Latest 15 Reports
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils’ sovereign rights
05.01.21 07:08  
TNPF's reluctance, NGO-meddling pose challenges to formulating joint Tamil demands to UN: Shivaji
06.12.20 15:44   Photo
Colombo’s brutal suppression of Tamil Heroes’ Day counter-productive to stated objectives: Tamil MP
27.11.20 16:44   Photo
Occupied Tamil Eelam marks Heroes' Day indoors, SL military detains seminary principal
16.11.20 18:45  
China launches world’s biggest regional trade agreement without Indian participation
31.10.20 10:58  
Tamils risk Kashmir-like status revocation if Gota continues Trinco military cooperation with US
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=6733