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Sri Lankan rebels ready for talks if govt stops operations

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Mar 17, IRNA
Sri Lanka-LTTE-Talks
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has expressed readiness to hold talks with the government if it stops the military operations against them.

According to All India Radio (AIR) report, LTTE political head P Nadesan told a group of Parliamentarians from the pro-rebel Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in Wanni, Sri Lanka recently that it was the government which started the war.

He said, the offer of the LTTE for a ceasefire and talks should not be construed as any desperation on LTTE part to stop the war.

Nadesan had held lengthy discussions with the 13 TNA MPs who had gathered for the funeral of their colleague K Sivanesan, who was killed in a roadside bomb attack on March 6 in Wanni.

Nadesan said the LTTE can reciprocate if the Sri Lankan government offers a ceasefire but if they want to continue with the attack, the LTTE is fully prepared for it.

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