ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 38

Bhikku Front wants CFA revoked before Feb 22

By Shane Seneviratne

The National Bhikku Front (NBF), which is carrying out a non-stop Satyagraha against the ceasefire agreement, yesterday vowed to step up its agitation campaign if the government does not abrogate the agreement before its 5th anniversary on February 22.

After a visit to the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy, NBF leader Ven. Dhambara Amila Thera said the government had so far not heeded their call to annul the ceasefire agreement which the NBF believed would pave the way for the division of the country.

“We urge President Mahinda Rajapaksa to revoke the agreement even minutes before February 22, because we feel that if the agreement reaches its fifth year, it would give legal recognition to the LTTE-held areas in terms of international laws and pave the way for Eelam,” the Thera said.

He noted that President Rajapakse was voted into power because he pledged to tear the ceasefire agreement and defend the unitary status of the country and he should honour his promise.

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