Sri Lanka's peace process in danger

A top Tamil Tiger rebel negotiator said Monday that the group's peace efforts with the Sri Lankan government are in danger, accusing the country's military of covert attacks against the guerrillas. "These offensive military operations have taken place after the Geneva peace talks, where the government had pledged to uphold the obligations of the cease-fire agreement," pro-rebel TamilNet Web site quoted chief rebel peace negotiator Anton Balasingham as saying.

He said government armed forces have backed groups opposed to the Tamil Tigers in attacking his group's members. "The involvement of the armed forces in the operations of Tamil paramilitaries constitutes a serious breach of the spirit of the Geneva talks, and also must be considered as an act of bad faith on the part of the government," Balasingham said, reports the AP.

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