Norwegian Foreign Minister begins talks with Pirapaharan
[TamilNet, Thursday, 11 November 2004, 07:20 GMT]
Norwegian Foreign Minister, Jan Peterson, began discussions with leader of the Liberation Tigers, Mr. Velupillai Pirapaharan, late on Thursday morning in Kilinochchi. The talks are expected to cover the current state of Sri Lanka’s peace process and efforts to further stabilize the ceasefire between the LTTE and Colombo. The LTTE leader was assisted by Mr. Balasingham at the discussions with the Norwegian Foreign Minister.
Mr. Peterson was accompanied by Deputy Norwegian Foreign Minister, Mr. Vidar Helgesen, Mr. Eric Solheim and Norway’s ambassador in Colombo, Mr. Hans Brattskar.
The Norwegian delegation would be hosted to lunch by Mr. Pirapaharan after the talks, LTTE officials said.