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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 111

European Union condemns the reported abduction by Pillaiyan Group

Colombo, 14 December, (Asiantribune.com): British High Commission in Colombo, on behalf of the European Union, released a statement on Thursday condemning the reported abductions of two relatives and a secretary of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarians in Batticaloa, by Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal led by its deputy leader Pillayan .

The statement released by the British High Commission said that, it was deeply concerned by the disturbing reports of abductions of a number of civilians connected to members of the Sri Lankan parliament.

The statement issued by the British High Commission, acting as local EU Presidency on behalf of Portugal, said “Kidnapping is the behavior of terrorists and the EU condemns it without reservation,”

Full text of the press release follows:

The British High Commission issued the following statement on behalf of the European Union:

The European Union is deeply concerned by disturbing reports of abductions of a number of civilians connected to members of the Sri Lankan parliament. Kidnapping is the behaviour of terrorists and the EU condemns it without reservation.

We call upon those holding the individuals to release them immediately and without harm. We urge those with any influence over the kidnappers to work urgently to this end.

We offer support to all those who seek to fully uphold and safeguard democratic values and the rule of law.

British High Commission,
Colombo,

13 December 2007.

- Asian Tribune -

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