Tuesday, December 13, 2005

LTTE meets Muslim community leaders in Trincomalee

A meeting was held between a top level delegation from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and Muslim community leaders from the Trincomalee district, at 11.30a.m on Tuesday.

Mr. Elilan, LTTE Political Head for Trincomalee and Mr. Deva LTTE Military Commander for the area as well as prominent Muslim community leaders participated in the meeting.

Sources report that an agreement was made for the Tamil speaking Hindus, Christians and Muslims to work together to defeat the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) sponsored paramilitaries who are attempting to create tension between followers of the different faiths.

In recent months the Karuna Group and EPDP have been accused of killing several Muslim civilians in Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Amparai. ‘These killing sprees are intending to divide the people of different faiths. Only by sticking together we can defeat these forces of evil’ said a Muslim participant.

On Monday two members of the Karuna Group who surrendered to the LTTE said that they had been assigned under a team with a specific task of killing innocent Muslim civilians. They quoted senior Karuna Group member Iniyabahrathy as saying the only way for Karuna Group to survive is by creating tension between Tamils and Muslims.

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