Sri Lanka rebels warn full-scale war if strikes resume

Aug 6, 2006 (AFP) – Tamil Tiger rebels who agreed to end a bitter water dispute Sunday warned peace broker Norway that they would resort to full-scale war if Sri Lanka resumes air strikes, a spokesman told AFP. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) told Oslo’s top envoy Jon Hanssen-Bauer that they were lifting a water blockade that sparked heavy fighting in the past two days. “If the government carries out any more air strikes or artillery attacks, we told Norway that we were afraid we will consider it as full-scale war in future,” spokesman Velayudan Dayanidi said.