Akashi to meet Thamilchelvan in Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Friday, 11 February 2005, 09:55 GMT]
Japan's special peace envoy to Sri Lanka, Mr. Yasushi Akashi, will meet head of Liberation Tigers' politicial division, Mr. S. P Thamilchelvan, Saturday in Kokkaddicholai, 15 kilometres southwest of Batticaloa town, Japanese sources in Colombo said. Mr. Akashi will discuss Tsunami relief work and aid in the northeast and the current state of the island's long stalled peace process when he meets Mr. Thamilchelvan in the LTTE held region.
The Batticaloa-Amparai District Secretariat of the LTTE is located in Kokkaddicholai, a large village known for its medival Shiva temple.
The meeting will is scheduled to begin at 11 AM. Saturday, according to the Japanese embassy official.