Sampanthan meets Akashi in Tokyo

[TamilNet, Friday, 16 March 2007, 11:17 GMT]
Mr.R.Sampanthan, parliamentary group leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) met with Mr.Yasusi Akashi, Special Peace Envoy for Sri Lanka in Tokyo Wednesday, TNA sources in Colombo said. The discussion, lasting about an hour, centered on the present situation in North East province where hundreds of thousands Tamil families are being displaced due to military operation from their own villages.

Earlier the Sri Lanka delegation met with Mr.Yasusi Akashi and briefed him about the urgent need of resuming the stalled peace process to alleviate further suffering of the masses, said Mr.Vajira Abeyawardene of UNP to media sources in Colombo.

Mr.Sampanthan is one of the parliamentarians included in the Sri Lanka delegation led by Speaker W.J.M.Lokkubandara to Japan. Others are Minister T.B.Ekanayake and Vajira Abeyawardene of the United National Party.



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