Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sri Lanka Defense Secretary says war will continue until terrorism is wiped out

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 4:53 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Apr 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Defense Secretary said that the war will continue despite any international pressure until the LTTE terrorism is completely wiped out from the country.

"Whatever the pressure, be it national or international, we will not stop the war on terrorism until it is defeated completely," Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, who is the brother of the Sri Lanka President told the local media yesterday.

The latest statement was in response to the recent demands by Western leaders for Sri Lanka to stop the war against the Tigers and go for a ceasefire.

Sri Lankan government has repeatedly rejected call for ceasefire as the LTTE has used every ceasefire to rearm and strengthen the outfit.

Sri Lanka called a 48-hour truce from Midnight Sunday coinciding with the Sinhala and Tamil New Year to encourage the civilians to seek safety in government controlled areas.

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