Friday, May 1, 2009

No time for ceasefire now, but time yet for surrender - President Mahinda Rajapaksa

We have at no time gone for a ceasefire. We will not do so now. There is no time for that now. In the five or six days remaining we have given the opportunity for the LTTE to lay down their arms and surrender to the Armed Forces and, even in the name of God, free the civilians held by them. If they have no regard for their own lives, they should even consider the lives of others.

So said President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Embilipitiya today (April 30) at the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of the 'Chandrika-wewa' by the late D.A. Rajapaksa.