The Communist Party Tuesday accused the LTTE of an unbridled wave of violence in the run up to the second round of talks in Geneva.
Minister D. E. W. Gunasekara, in a statement issued in the aftermath of the Trincomalee claymore mine blast, condemned the continued spate of brutal killings by the LTTE, the latest being the claymore bomb blast causing death to ten naval officers and injuring several others including civilians.
He said, `Enraged and frustrated by the decision of Canadian Government to ban the LTTE and the continued isolation from the Tamil people in general and the Tamil diaspora in particular the LTTE has resorted to an unbridled wave of violence and virulence, pending the second round of talks in Geneva.`
`The LTTE should have realized by now, from their own past experiences and from the international experiences,
that terrorism will cause only death, and destruction isolating itself further from the realm of political morality and human values to the ultimate point of its self destruction.
`It is not too late for the LTTE to see that sanity should prevail divorced from its brutal mind-set.
`The LTTE has always sought refuge in the extremists in the south through such provocations for its survival and sustenance. History has proved time and again that extremism in the North and in the South have always acted mutually nurturing each other for their existence.
`The Communist Party of Sri Lanka, whilst conveying its sympathies to the bereaved families, calls upon the people to exercise utmost patience at this critical hour and support the effort of President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is making an untiring effort to bring about peace in the country.`