Sri Lanka talking to world leaders about controlling the LTTE

The government of Sri Lanka said on Thursday, that it is talking to world leaders about the need for further international pressure on the LTTE, to stop more violence. The government of Sri Lanka said on Thursday, that it is talking to world leaders about the need for further international pressure on the LTTE, to stop more violence. “Now, we are doing an awareness campaign to inform heads of State about the need for international pressure on the LTTE, to make the LTTE abide by the cease fire agreement,” said Cabinet spokesperson, Nimal Siripala de Silva.

“The government cannot maintain the case fire agreement by itself. The LTTE has to cooperate as well,” he said.

“They (LTTE) have violated the agreement thousands of times,” he said.

The LTTE is accused of violating the cease fire agreement 3,006 times and the government is accused of breaking the agreement 132 times.

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka also reported an increase in LTTE child recruitments during the past months.

By mid August the Commission received 141 reports of child recruitment from the localities of Jaffna, Vavuniya, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, and Kalmunai,