SLMM, LTTE district political heads to meet in Killinochchi
[TamilNet, Saturday, 27 September 2003, 19:10 GMT]
Members of Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) and political heads of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from different districts of northeast province are scheduled to holdl talks at 10 a.m. Sunday at
the peace secretariat in Killinochchi, SLMM sources said.
SLMM district heads will be led by their Norwegian Head Major
General (retd) Triggve Teleffsen, and LTTE political wing leader Mr.S.P.Thamilchelvan will be leading his district political heads of
Jaffna, Vavuniya, Mannar, Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara at the
discussion which is considered as the first of its kind since the signing of the
ceasefire agreement, SLMM sources said.
Several issues confronting the smooth implementation of the ceasefire
agreement including the Kurankupanchchan LTTE camp and hoisting LTTE flag
in the army-controlled areas are likely to be taken up for discussion at
the meeting, SLMM sources said.
SLMM political advisor Mr.Geir Sjoeberg ( right extreme) and SLMM Trincomalee acting head Mr.Hurt Spur speak to Trincomalee parliamentarian Mr.Sampanthan
Meanwhile Mr.Geir Sjoeberg, new political advisor to the SLMM head Major
General Triggve Teleffsen arrived in Trincomalee Saturday and conferred
with his SLMM collegues in east port town regarding several issues that are
likely to be taken up for discussion Sunday at Killinochchi, sources said.
Later Saturday evening Mr.Geir Sjoeberg and Trincomalee SLMM acting head
Mr. Hurt Spur met with the Trincomalee district parliamentarian
Mr.R.Sampanthan and Tamil National Alliance national list parliamentarian
Mr.K.Thurairetnasingham and held discussions, sources said.