Solheim to meet Balasingham Monday

[TamilNet, Sunday, 05 February 2006, 16:36 GMT]
Norway's Minister of International Development, peace envoy, Erik Solheim, is scheduled to meet LTTE's Chief Negotiator and Political Strategist Mr. Anton Balasingham at Balasingham's London residence Monday, sources in London said. Norwegian Minister is expected to announce the date of the talks in Geneva between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers after the meeting, diplomatic sources in Colombo said.

The main focus of the London meeting is to finalize the dates.

Mr Solheim is said to be carrying the GoSL's suggestions related to the Geneva dates.

Meanwhile, informed sources in Colombo said LTTE was not happy with Sri Lanka Government not following diplomatic protocol of allowing the Norwegians to announce the dates of the Geneva meet.

Sri Lanka Government ministers went public with 15th and 16th as the dates for Geneva talks.

 

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