Norway "committed" to peace process
[TamilNet, Monday, 08 January 2001, 11:55 GMT]
Norwegian officials Monday denied reports that Oslo would withdraw from efforts to bring about peace talks to end the Sri Lankan conflict. The officials were responding to reports in the Jaffna-based Tamil daily, Uthayan.
Uthayan claimed Monday that the Norwegian government may withdraw from efforts to bring about peace talks to end the Sri Lankan conflict, if the Sri Lankan government does not respond positively to Oslo's proposals.
Norwegian officials contacted by TamilNet said that their government remained committed to their peace initiative in Sri Lanka.