Tamil parties urge US pressure

[TamilNet, Friday, 05 January 2001, 12:59 GMT]
The United States should exert pressure on the Sri Lankan Government to respond positively to the month-long unilateral cease-fire declared by the Liberation Tigers on 24 December, so as to create a climate conducive for negotiations, representatives of several Tamil parties appealed to the US Ambassador in Colombo during a meeting Friday.

A.Vinayakamoorthy, MP and leader of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress (ACTC), N.Kumarakuruparan (Secretary, ACTC), Selvam Adaikalanathan, MP and leader of the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation (TELO), N.Srikantha (Chairman, TELO), N.Raviraj, Deputy Mayor of Jaffna, (Tamil United Liberation Front) were among the others who met the US Ambassador, Ashley Wills, on Friday.

A spokesman for the delegation told TamilNet that the meeting was held in accordance with the joint resolution resolved by a coalition of ten Tamil political parties, which met in Colombo on 29 December. He said they would continue their campaign to bring about a cease-fire and have planned to meet several other western diplomatic missions in Colombo.

The spokesman also told TamilNet that the Tamil delegation brought to the attention of the US Ambassador, the human rights abuses committed against the Tamil people.


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