People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
April 30, 2006
On Sri Lankan Situation
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on April 27, 2006
attack on the Sri Lankan army chief by a suicide bomber is a grave provocation
which jeopardizes the ceasefire and possibilities of resumption of the peace
process. The terrorist attack within the army headquarters has killed ten people
and has all the hallmarks of a LTTE operation, despite its formal denial. The
LTTE’s claim that it is committed to the ceasefire will have no credibility if
it pursues such vicious assassination tactics.
overall situation in Sri Lanka causes concern. The LTTE withdrew from
participation in the second round of talks scheduled to be held this month in
Switzerland. At the ground level, attacks on Tamils in Trincamolee have taken
place while the Sri Lankan army and navy have lost more than hundred soldiers in
the last five months. Norway and all the concerned countries who are backing the
peace initiative should take a firm stand against the provocations by the LTTE.
The Indian government must also send out a clear message that such activities
will not be tolerated as it will have adverse repercussions within India.