Islanders' woes addressed in LTTE-SLN discussions
[TamilNet, Monday, 07 October 2002, 11:24 GMT]
A three-hour discussion was held Sunday at Velanai office of the Sri Lanka
Monitoring Mission between the Sri Lanka Navy officials and area leaders of
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to normalize the situation in Delft,
Analaitivu, Nainativu and Eluvaitheivu in Jaffna district, sources said.
Jaffna district political head Mr.Ilamparuthi and
Velanai political head Mr.Semmanan participated on behalf of the LTTE in the talks, which
commenced around 11 a.m.Sunday lasted for two hours. On behalf of the
SLN its Kankesanthurai Officer Commanding Lt.Commander Eranka, its
public relation officer Sarath, its Kayts Commanding Officer Lt.Commander Ediriweera
and a SLMM representative participated in the talks.
LTTE leaders brought to the notice of the SLN that Indian trawlers are
poaching in Sri Lankan waters. They asked SLN officials to take
steps to stop Indian trawlers entering Velanai seas. SLN officials
promised to take appropriate steps to stop poaching by Indian fishing
crafts, sources said.
Meanwhile, LTTE local leaders demanded that public and LTTE members should be allowed free movement through Allaipitty check point without any
checking and to open the road in front of the
Velanai Central Maha Vidiyalyam closed for several years. The LTTE representatives also requested
the SLN officials to allow all three communities to travel through
Kurikadduwan jetty after six in the evening without any restriction. The
SLN officials present at the discussion promised that they would provide a
favourable reply after consultations with their superiors, sources said.