Sri Lankan Army attack on LTTE will aggravate tensions: Tamil leaderJanuary 3rd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Jan 3 (ANI): Tamil Nationalist Movement (TNM) leader Pazha Nedumaran has said that the Sri Lankan Army’’s capture of Kilinochchi would intensify the LTTE’’s movement in Sri Lanka.
“As the Kilinochchi is captured by the Sinhalese Army, it does not mean that the LTTE will stop the war, but it will be more dangerous to the Sinhalese Government. So far the LTTE followed the traditional way of fighting straight to straight but now they will go for guerrilla fight and no one can blame for this,” said opined Nedumaran.
Further, he said that the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse had dishonoured the ceasefire with the LTTE and it is now difficult to predict the future outcome of present crisis.
“This capture of Kilinochchi has no meaning. It betrayed the cease-fire on the part of Rajapaksa. He did not honour the ceasefire. Henceforth, what will happen can”t be predicted. We hope Rajapaksa realises this,” added Nedumaran.
Sources from President Mahinda Rajapaksa’’s office said that the troops entered Kilinochchi from two locations and after a fierce confrontation with the tigers, the Lankan army was in control of the town.
On January 1, 2009 Lankan troops on captured Iranamadu junction, south of the LTTE’’s self-proclaimed capital of Kilinochchi and Paranthan town to the north.
Sri Lanka’’s military has been closing in on Kilinochchi since September last year. Over the past month, it has been assaulting Tiger defences encircling the town.
Meanwhile in Colombo, shortly after President Rajapakse’’s announcement of the fall of Kilinochchi, a suspected suicide bomber attacked the headquarters of the Sri Lankan airforce killing atleast two persons and injuring about thirty others. (ANI)
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