SLMM Head meets LTTE’s Col. Karuna
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 04 March 2003, 17:21 GMT]
The head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission, Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Tryggve Tellefsen, officially met with LTTE’s senior commander, Col. Karuna, at Karadiyanaru in the LTTE controlled area in Batticaloa on Tuesday, sources said.
The special commander of the LTTE for Batticaloa-Ampara, Mr. T. Ramesh, and the head of the LTTE's medical division, Mr. Vaman, also participated at the meeting held at the “Tea House” Guest House in Karadiyanaru.
The details of the Ceasefire agreement and its implementation were dealt with extensively at the meeting, which lasted about two hours. Following the meeting, the SLMM head visited the 53-3 brigade of the Sri Lanka Army and held extensive discussions with the brigade commanding officer, Rajitha de Silva, the sources said.
The head of the SLMM for the Batticaloa district, Mr. Heikki Hulkkonen, and two advisers to the SLMM were associated with Maj. Gen. Telefsen at the meetings, sources said.