NEW DELHI, July 10 (KUNA) -- The outlawed Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
(LTTE) Thursday expressed its willingness to enter into a ceasefire and
negotiations with the Sri Lankan government.
In a telephonic interview to India's leading news channel -- Times Now --
LTTE's political wing chief, V Nadesan, said that the outfit was willing to
enter into a ceasefire but accused the Sri Lankan government of unilaterally
abrogating the ceasefire.
"It is Sri Lanka that unilaterally abrogated the ceasefire agreement,"
"LTTE is not against ceasefire or peace talks," he told the news channel.
Meanwhile, 38 LTTE rebels and three Sri Lankan soldiers have been killed in
continuing clashes in Northern Sri Lanka.
Ten LTTE rebels and three soldiers were killed in the Vavuniya region
yesterday, Sri Lanka's Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) said today in
At least three LTTE cadres were killed in Navvi in Vavuniya yesterday, Sri
Lankan Defence Ministry said in a statement at Colombo today.
As many as two rebels were killed in Ampadankulam area yesterday, the
Ministry said, adding one rebel was also killed in Nadankandal area in the
On the Welioya front, six rebels were killed yesterday. On the Mannar front
10 cadres were killed, the Ministry said.
As many as six tiger rebels were killed in two different incidents in
Mannar yesterday, MCNS said. (end)
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