EPDP reports about LTTE to Norway

by Kalinga Weerakkody
An EPDP delegation on Monday met the Norwegian Ambassador and special envoy Erik Solheim to report the LTTE activities against their members which have so far claimed around five lives after signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) since February 22 last year.

The most recent killing was reported when two LTTE gunmen attached to the pistol group assassinated P. Dharmaraja Jeyarajah (45), former chairman of the Karavetti Pradeshiya Sabha, who was an EPDP activist at Thumpalai last Saturday (9).

An EPDP spokesman yesterday said that they apprised the duo on the current situation faced by EPDP as well as the opposition parties of LTTE.

He maintained that he was not in a position to reveal their response as it had to be dealt with diplomatic customaries.

The EPDP urged the diplomatic community in general to get an undertaking from the LTTE that it would stop all violent activities against other political parties and civilians.

Meanwhile the SLMM spokesman told ‘The Island’ that all legal political parties had the right to operate in any part of the island. "If the LTTE are attacking their opponents that is a clear violation of the MoU", he said.

After the signing of the MoU between the government and the LTTE rival parties of the LTTE including the EPDP had to return their firearms.