5,464 Violations of Ceasefire by LTTE

[February 10, 2006 - 7.30 GMT]

There were reports of 5,464 violations of the Ceasefire Agreement by the LTTE from the date it was signed on February 22, 2002 till February 4, 2006. This figure included 562 killings attributed to the LTTE during this period said Minister of Media and Information and Cabinet Spokesman, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa at the weekly Cabinet media briefing.

Minister Yapa said the Government will press for a meaningful ceasefire at talks with the LTTE scheduled for February 22 and 23 at Geneva.

Referring to the scheduled talks the Minister said: “We want to be sure that there will be no killings. No violations of the CFA of any other type. We want to create a peaceful atmosphere so that democratic traditions will prevail.”

According to Minister Yapa those reportedly killed by the LTTE comprised 174 security forces personnel and 388 civilians. The number of attempted murders by the LTTE was 117.

There were also reports of 620 abductions, 46 attempted abductions, 106 cases of extortion, 2199 conscriptions, 875 cases of in jury to persons, 22 instances of torture and 128 cases of intimidation by the LTTE during this period, the Minister said.












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Last Updated Date: February 10, 2006 - 7.30 GMT


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