Government wants review of enforcement aspects of cease fire agreement

The government of Sri Lanka wants to review enforcement aspects of the island’s cease fire agreement with Tamil insurgents. The government of Sri Lanka wants to review enforcement aspects of the island’s cease fire agreement with Tamil insurgents. Cabinet spokesman Nimal Siripala de Silva said on Thursday that President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga had asked for a review of the existing enforcement mechanisms of the cease fire agreement.

The cease fire agreement was negotiated between the government of Sri Lanka and Tamil insurgents – the LTTE – to talk peace and halt a 20 year war.

The agreement is in place since February 2002.

However, “We can see practical problems when actually implementing the agreement,” said de Silva on Thursday.

“There is a lacuna in the agreement when it comes to enforcement,” he said.

The LTTE is accused of violating the cease fire agreement over 3,000 times since 2002, which includes killing Tamil and Sinhala politicians, soldiers, civilians, journalists and also recruiting under age girls and boys into LTTE armed forces.

The government is in turn,