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LTTE says will not surrender; Lankan PM rules out ceasefire

world Updated: Mar 05, 2009 15:39 IST

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As Sri Lankan forces steps up attacks to take control of a key Tamil Tiger’s stronghold, the government has ruled out any ceasefire and asked the LTTE to lay down arms and surrender.

Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake informed the parliament on Wednesday that the government has no intention to go for a ceasefire with the LTTE.

“Every time when the LTTE faced a severe set back, they spoke about a ceasefire. But the LTTE cannot mislead this government through such traps,” he said.

“Our Armed Forces have been able to reveal to the country how the LTTE terrorists were strengthened during the ceasefire period. If that trend continued, the entire country would have been in danger,” Wickramanaye told the House.

Meanwhile, the an LTTE Spokesman Thileepan has told an Australian radio network that the outfit was willing to enter into ceasefire with the Sri Lankan government, but would not agree to surrender.

Wickramanayake said the best opportunity has now been created to eradicate LTTE terrorism which threatened the country for the last three decades.

The Premier participating in the Emergency debate said the day to eliminate terrorism may be “tomorrow, the day after or after some days.”