EPDP, PLOTE to attend state banquet
[TamilNet, Thursday, 05 February 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The leaders of the EPDP and the PLOTE will attend a state banquet to Prince Charles this evening said party sources.
The Tamil groups boycotted the golden jubilee celebrations of Sri Lanka's independence yesterday where Prince Charles was the chief guest of honour.
However, sources in the EPDP and PLOTE said that this evening's banquet is a routine matter and cannot be interpreted as an endorsement by them of the independence day which, they pointed out, is a thing of the past now.
The TULF leader Mr. M. Sivasithamparam said that he will not be attending the banquet tonight.