Sri Lanka’s truce monitors raps government on paramilitary groups

Jan. 13 (LBO) – Giving voice to the unspoken thoughts of most ordinary citizens of the country, Sri Lanka’s truce monitors have questioned whether the ceasefire agreement with the rebels and government has ended. Jan. 13 (LBO) – Giving voice to the unspoken thoughts of most ordinary citizens of the country, Sri Lanka’s truce monitors have questioned whether the ceasefire agreement with the rebels and government has ended. The monitors Friday, called for urgent confidence building measures, including a halt to attacks by the LTTE and disarming armed paramilitary units by the government, to prevent full scale war.

The statement from the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission came after an overnight attack on a military transport convoy killed nine sailors in the north-east of the country.

“This attack is yet another serious blow to the Ceasefire Agreement and SLMM believes that if such attacks or retaliation of such attacks continue the Ceasefire Agreement will be over,” the SLMM said in a statement headlined, ‘SLMM questions whether there is still a ceasefire in Sri Lanka’ .

“Over 100 people were killed last month half of which were civilians. It is our assessment that if the Parties don’t react immediat