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LTTE denies link to attack on cricketers in Lahore

world Updated: Mar 05, 2009 14:18 IST
LTTE denies link to attack on cricketers in Lahore

LTTE has denied any link to the attacks on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore, saying the Tamil Tigers have no connections with those terrorists.

"We don't have any connections with those people (Lahore attackers)," LTTE's spokesman Thileepan told the Radio division of Australia's Special Broadcasting Service on Wednesday night.

Answering a specific question that there are some suggestions that the Tamil Tigers could have been connected to those attacks, Thileepan replied : "No, that's not true."

Asked whether the Tamil Tigers condemned the attack, he said: "Actually, we haven't made any comments on it." He also stated that the LTTE would not agree to the Red Cross call for a mass evacuation of civilians from the conflict zone and it would not surrender, despite a looming humanitarian disaster.

Thileepan claimed that more than 350,000 people were living with the LTTE and right now about four villages were under their control - Mattalam, Pokkarnai, Mulliyavaikal and Puthmattalam.

He admitted that the Tamil people were facing acute shortage of food and water and 11 people, including children and two women, have died because of starvation of food.

Thileepan claimed that their supreme leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran was still with them along with his wife and children.