Top donors take a shot at ceasefire violations by Govt and LTTE.

A top meeting of donors in Washington on Monday took a shot at Sri Lanka’s fragile peace, whacking both the government and Tamil rebels for ceasefire violations. A top meeting of donors in Washington on Monday took a shot at Sri Lanka’s fragile peace, whacking both the government and Tamil rebels for ceasefire violations.

Co-chairs of the Sri Lanka donor group met in Washington on Monday to discuss the ceasefire, a controversial joint mechanism to distribute aid to the North and East and tsunami reconstruction.

“We note with utmost concern that while full-scale hostilities have not resumed, respect for the Cease-Fire Agreement has been undermined by persistent violence, including assassinations of individuals affiliated with both parties,” a statement by the Co-chairs said.

“The resulting climate of impunity violates the spirit of the Cease-Fire Agreement.”

Sri Lanka signed a truce with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in February 2002, which has largely held despite reports of ceasefire violations and allegations of continued child recruitment by the LTTE.

The ceasefire has also been rocked by outbreaks of violence including alle