Peace facilitators strive to restart peace talks

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 May 2003, 02:57 GMT]
The political advisor of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Mr.Anton Balasingham arrived Killinochchi Monday via Katunayake international airport after having discussions with Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Vidar Helgessen in Colombo Monday morning, diplomatic sources said.

Mr. Vidar Helgessen later told media persons that meeting with Mr.Balasingham was constructive and they were able to identify some of the obstacles that confront the present peace talks being taken forward. Mr.Helgessen further said talks with the parties concerned would be held next week in Colombo and Killinochchi, political sources said.

He added that he was not in a position to state whether the Tokyo Aid Summit would be held in June as scheduled, sources said.

In the meantime Japanese special peace envoy Mr.Yasushi Akashi will visit Killinochchi Wednesday to hold key talks with the LTTE leadership. Before leaving to Killinochchi, Japanese special envoy is expected to visit to Muttur and Thoppur on Tuesday at the request of Minister Rauff Hakim, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress sources said.

Meanwhile the Norwegian mediators Mr. Erik Solheim and Vidar Helgessen and Japanese peace special envoy Mr.Yasushi Akashi met the Prime Minister Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe Sunday night and held extensive discussions to find ways to resume presently stalled peace talks. Ministers Milinda Morogoda, Mr. G.L.Peiris and Minister Mr.Rauff Hakim were also present at the discussion, political sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
26.07.16 23:38  
JUSU opposes police cases against Tamil students, SL military steps up surveillance
25.07.16 21:12   Photo
2009 genocide justice not going to come from UNP of 1983 pogrom: Shivajilingam
24.07.16 23:00   Photo
Saiva priests protest against Colombo constructing fishing jetty near Nakulesvaram temple
23.07.16 23:09  
Ethnic discrimination in student enrollment exposes reconciliation farce: Tamil academic
22.07.16 19:47   Photo
Tamil student leaders in Jaffna condemn SL Governor Cooray’s remarks in Colombo
21.07.16 01:26  
University engineers not learning lessons
21.07.16 00:21   Photo
Tamil politicians blame SL Military for enticing Sinhala students with triumphalist chauvinism
20.07.16 16:39   Photo
Tamil fishermen rise up against Colombo's move to permanently militarise Pa'l'li-munai in Mannaar
20.07.16 15:21   Photo
NPC demands CoI to go beyond criminal investigations on Jaffna University clash
19.07.16 23:15  
Sinhala-Tamil student clash in Jaffna exposes dangerous proportions of military occupation
18.07.16 18:01   Photo
‘SL President sanctioning 67-feet Buddha statue off Jaffna is act of aggression’
17.07.16 23:46  
Eastern University instructs assaulted Tamil student to attend investigations in Colombo
16.07.16 13:37   Photo
SL military-backed Sinhala students clash with Tamil students in Jaffna University
15.07.16 23:51   Photo
Encouraged by US appeasement, SL military strengthens genocidal grip on North
14.07.16 23:52  
SL Commander of 58 Division twists lists at Mullaiththeevu Magistrates’ Court
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=8927