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EU ban 'firm' message to LTTE

The ban imposed by the EU on the LTTE was a message that the global community would not tolerate terror, reports PK Balachandran.

india Updated: May 30, 2006 18:25 IST

The ban imposed by the European Union (EU) on the LTTE was a "clear and firm" message that the international community would not tolerate terrorism and violence, the Sri Lankan government said in a press release on Tuesday.

"The government hopes that this clear and firm message would provide a fresh impetus and encouragement to the LTTE to think afresh and resume talks with the assistance of the Norwegian facilitators," the statement said.

"The government shall reciprocate this constructive spirit in full measure," the statement added.

First Published: May 30, 2006 18:25 IST