Incidents of violence in the North and East should come to an end for the LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran to agree to peace talks, spokesman for the LTTE Daya Master, now in Kilinochchi, told The Island yesterday (24).
He denied the LTTE`s responsibility for the recent bomb attacks on the armed forces saying they were carried out by other parties.
Speaking via the telephone Daya Master said LTTE leader Prabhakaran will not hesitate a moment to hold peace talks with the Government if the incidents of violence stop. He said civilians in these areas, who had received arms training from the LTTE for self defence, were responsible for the attacks on the Armed Forces during the recent weeks.
Asked about the three policemen held by the LTTE in the North he said their release could be arranged only after reaching an agreement with the government, but he refused to give details of what the LTTE was expecting the government to do in this regard.
He said the LTTE cannot release the policemen without an order from its `kangaroo` court.
However, Military Spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe denied civilian involvement in attacks on the Armed Forces in the North and East and said the LTTE alone was responsible for the recent attacks.