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Press Statement
Adam Ereli, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 5, 2005


Sri Lanka - Violations of the Ceasefire Agreement

The United States remains gravely concerned about persistent violations of the Ceasefire Agreement, particularly over the past few weeks.

We condemn the December 4 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) attack in Jaffna on a Sri Lanka Army vehicle that caused the deaths of seven soldiers. Such violence is inconsistent with LTTE claims to be committed to the peace process.

We call on both the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE to take immediate action to prevent violence and to uphold the terms of the Ceasefire Agreement.

2005/1134


Released on December 5, 2005

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