Friday, November 14, 2008

Tamils are our people -President tells India

Rajapaksa addresses BIMSTEC, says issues exploited by the LTTE should be dealt with politically

Visiting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that there was no question of ordering a cease-fire against the LTTE, and added that his government would take all necessary steps to protect the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

"The Tamilians are our people; we have been taking care of them and we will continue to take care," Rajapaksa said, according to ANI news service.

Mr. Rajapaksa told reporters in Delhi: "For the last twenty years, we have been witnessing this ceasefire. We will not allow terrorism to continue." Full Text