Saturday, November 19, 2005

அண்ணா அமெரிக்கா வாங்கோ

என்னடா இன்னும் சத்தத்தை காணவில்லையே என்று பார்த்தேன்.முந்தி யாழ்ப்பாணத்தில் அமெரிக்கா நூலகம் எண்டு 3ம் குறுக்குத்தெருவில் இடம் ஒதுக்கி தந்ததுபோல் கிளிநொச்சியிலும் ஒரு இடம் தந்தால் சில வேளை
சும்மா இருப்பியளோ தெரியாது..


US condemns Tigers for "interference" in Sri Lankan democratic process

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States has condemned what it called interference by Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels in the island's democratic process, saying the rebels intimidated voters in just concluded presidential elections.

Congratulating Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse on his victory in the polls Thursday, the State Department said the United States "regrets that Tamil voters in the northern and eastern parts of the island did not vote in significant numbers due to a clear campaign of intimidation by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)."

As a result, "a significant portion of Sri Lanka's people were deprived of the opportunity to make their views known," department spokesman Adam Ereli said.

"The United States condemns this LTTE interference in the democratic process," he said.

Washington regards the Tamil Tigers as terrorists.

Ereli also said that the United States looked forward to working with President Rajapakse as he confronted "many significant and immediate challenges."

They include the need to strengthen a ceasefire agreement and bring renewed vigor to the peace process "so that progress may be made towards a negotiated solution that meets the aspirations of all Sri Lankans," he said.

"We remain committed to maintaining the historically close ties between our two countries," Ereli said.

Rajapakse, a socialist, received 4.88 million votes in the ballot, beating former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who polled 4.69 million votes, final results from the elections commissioner showed.

Peace talks between Colombo and the Tigers have been deadlocked since April 2003 and Sri Lanka is under pressure from the international community to revive the talks in order to qualify for billions of dollars in aid to rebuild tsunami-ravaged coastlines.

Both sides have agreed to abide by a truce that went into effect in 2002 despite accusation of violations from both.

More than 60,000 people were killed between 1972 and 2002, when the truce went into effect.

Two former Norwegian peace brokers said Friday that Rajapakse's victory could lead to deeper divisions and a rocky period in the country.


theevu said...

பதிந்து நேரமாச்சு இன்னமும் தமிழ் மணத்தில் காணவில்லை ? என்னாச்சு என ஒரு ரெஸ்ரிங்..பிந்திப்போட்ட கொழுவியின் பதிவு கூட வந்துவிட்டது..