region 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," Nadesan alleged.
"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 Colombo.
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 same region.
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) KUNA 102341 Jul 08NNNN