Co-chairs rap LTTE for instigating violence, Govt. for being slow to control paramilitary uprisings

The co-chairs of the Tokyo donor conference on Monday rapped the LTTE for instigating violence, warning that “a failure to demonstrate a willingness to change would not be without serious consequences.” The co-chairs of the Tokyo donor conference on Monday rapped the LTTE for instigating violence, warning that “a failure to demonstrate a willingness to change would not be without serious consequences.” The co-chairs also urged the government to control paramilitary uprisings as a demonstration of its commitment to a peaceful way forward.

Ending a Monday meeting in Brussels, the co-chairs of the Tokyo donor conference said that the Sri Lanka is facing a crucial choice between increased violence and re-invigorating the peace process.

“The prospects for long-term peace lie in the hands of the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE. The Sri Lankan people want peace. A failure to respond to this desire would be a tragic step backward,” a statement following the meeting said.

The representatives of the four nations making up the co-chairs called on the LTTE to put an immediate end to their on-going campaign of violence and urged the LTTE to demonstrate their commitment to the ceasefire agreement