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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 104

UN Secretary General says he is disturbed over an air attack this week by the LTTE

New York, 28 March, (Asiantribune.com): United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says that he was disturbed over the latest air attacks by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. He o pointed out that he is disturbed over the extensive and escalating violations of the cease-fire in Sri Lanka.

Ban Ki Moon in his statement has appealed to the parties to the conflict to break the vicious cycle of attack and retaliation, which only leads to more bloodshed and victims.

He urges them to return to the negotiating table as soon as possible, without preconditions.

Given below the full text of the statement released by the UN Secretary General:

The Secretary-General is disturbed by the extensive and escalating violations of the cease-fire in Sri Lanka, which now includes an air attack this week by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

He deeply regrets that air raids, military confrontations on the ground, and suicide bombings have become a daily occurrence, prompting massive displacement and suffering for civilians.

The Secretary-General appeals to the parties to the conflict to break this vicious cycle of attack and retaliation, which only leads to more bloodshed and victims. He urges them to return to the negotiating table as soon as possible, without preconditions.

New York,
27 March 2007

- Asian Tribune -

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