speaking to the British Foreign Secretary
David Miliband on Wednesday, Sri Lanka’s
defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
stated that there will be no ceasefire
until LTTE chief Prabhakaran is captured
dead or alive. This was reported by
The Island newspaper in Sri Lanka.
The Defense Secretary added that the
loss of lives in the combat is very
dear and hence the government will
‘finish off the Liberation Tigers
of Tamil Eelam’. He also stressed
that a truce now would enable the
LTTE to regroup.