Chandrika Kumaratunge meets Muslim delegation

[TamilNet, Friday, 14 March 2003, 11:28 GMT]
The President Ms Chandrika Kumaratunge held a two-hour discussion Thursday afternoon at presidential Secretariat with a delegation of Muslim parliamentarians on representation to Muslims in the peace talks now in progress between the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The talks were conducted in a cordial atmosphere, Muslim sources said.

Minister Noordeen Mashoor, who is the President of the North East Muslim Parliamentarian Union said they met the President seeking her support to their demand for an independent Muslim delegation and that the President expressed her support for such delegation, sources said.

Minister in the United National Front government and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader Mr.Rauff Hakim, Vanni Development Minister Mr. Noordeen Mashoor and National Unity Alliance leader and parliamentarian Ms Ferial Ashraff participated in the discussion with President Ms Chandrika Kumaratunge, sources said.

 

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