LTTE announces unilateral ceasefireApril 26th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 26 (IANS) The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Sunday announced a unilateral ceasefire in Sri Lanka, a pro-rebel website reported.
“In the face of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and in response to the calls made by the UN, EU, the governments of the US, India and others, the LTTE has announced a unilateral ceasefire,” TamilNet reported.
“All of LTTE’s offensive military operations will cease with immediate effect,” said the press statement.
“We are in full agreement that the humanitarian crisis can only be overcome by declaration of an immediate ceasefire,” the statement said, calling upon the international community to pressurise the Sri Lankan Government to reciprocate.
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