Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan government claim they still want political solution

Facing criticism form the west, Sri Lanka's Foreign minister Rohitha Bogollagama has said that although his government had withdrawn from the ceasefire, it had not given up plans to introduce a political package as a solution.

His comments followed a statement issued by Sri Lanka's donor co-chairs, the United States, Japan, Norway and European Union who urged the Government of Sri Lanka to finalize a politically sustainable devolution plan.

Bogollagama told a media gathering late Saturday in the central town of Kandy that the government would definitely come up with a political package through the All Party Representatives' Committee.

Military leaders have vowed to crush the LTTE by the end of 2008.