The government announced yesterday that it would observe a month-long cessation of hostilities in response to the ceasefire declared by the LTTE on last Wednesday.
Prime Minister and Defence Minister Tilak Marapana met President Chandrika Kumaratunga and obtained her approval for this decisive move in the peace process.
“The government welcomes the announcement of December 19 by the LTTE and as a goodwill measure to facilitate peace will observe a cessation of hostilities from December 24 to January 24”, the government said.
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