Return to peace track: UN Chief

In the wake of Thursday’s attack by the LTTE on a Navy vessel carrying troops, UN Secretary General Koffi Annan in a statement has called on both the Government and the LTTE to return to the path of peace.

Describing the attack on the vessel which was also carrying SLMM monitors as ‘unacceptable’, the statement said:

“The Secretary-General is disturbed by the news of major sea and aerial attacks in Sri Lanka, including an attack on a vessel that had unarmed international monitors on board. ..

“The Secretary-General has taken note of the statement by the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission demanding that the LTTE immediately cease all operations at sea, and describing these as a serious violation of the Ceasefire Agreement. He adds that it is unacceptable to attack vessels that are carrying SLMM monitors.

“The Secretary-General appeals to both the Government and the LTTE to change course and bring the country back on a path to peace. He repeats his call on all the parties to summon the political will to resume their dialogue under the facilitation of the Norwegian Government.”

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