'Decommissioning of arms after finding political solution'- PM

[TamilNet, Saturday, 25 January 2003, 17:09 GMT]
Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe said this is not opportune time, before finding a lasting political solution, to demand decommissing of arms from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), when addressing the annual convention of the pro-government Sri Lanka Estate Workers Union at Sri Kotha, United National Party headquarters, in Colombo Saturday.

He said the final political solution found in the peace talks between the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) and the LTTE will be implemented after obtaining approval of the people of the country.

"Expert advice from Britain and Indian defense officials will be sought to find a solution to the resettlement of displaced in the high security zones," Prime Minister added.

Several ministers of the United National Front government attended the convention, sources said.

 

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