SLA-LTTE officials meet in Jaffna
[TamilNet, Friday, 05 August 2005, 17:41 GMT]
An LTTE delegation led by
Mr.C.Ilamparithi, Jaffna district political head and Major General Sunil
Tennekoon, Jaffna area commander of SLA, met at 6.45pm for nearly two hours in the presence of the Sri Lanka
Monitoring Mission (SLMM) in Jaffna SLMM offices. They discussed in detail the current
ground situation in the district following Thursday incidents and to take
steps to restore normalcy, SLMM sources said.
Other members of the SLA attending the discussions were Lt.Colonel Athula and Major
Duminda, sources said.
Mr.Ilamparithi speaking to press persons after the discussion said he has
requested the SLA officials to reduce the movement of armed soldiers in
densely populated areas to prevent similar incidents in the future.
SLA delegation is reported to have expressed regret for the unfortunate
incident and explored with LTTE
representatives ways to maintaining peace when there are incidents that can create tension, sources said.
However, no one would be allowed to take the law into their own hands. Such action would adversely impact the peace process, SLA delegation had warned at
the discussion, sources said.