Wednesday, December 07, 2005

UN Secretary General condemns violence in Tamil Homeland

United Nations Secretary General Mr. Kofi Annan has condemned the latest cycle of violence in the Tamil homeland.

"The secretary-general is very concerned about the increasing tensions in the country and appeals to all parties to uphold the 2003 ceasefire agreement," UN spokesman Stephanie Dujarric said in a statement.

Atrocities committed by the occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in the Jaffna district have increased several folds in the past few days. Increasingly, school children are becoming targets for the guns of the occupying forces. Several incidents of SLA attacks on students of Heartly College, Methodist Girls School and Jaffna Hindu Ladies College have been reported to the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) just this week. Youth welfare is believed to be a matter in which the UN Secretary takes great personal interest.

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