UNF to bow out of Peace Process?

[TamilNet, Sunday, 09 November 2003, 12:53 GMT]
"The government believes it is not possible to deal with the peace process unless only one party is in charge. Full control over the peace process by one party is necessary if the peace process is to be effectively managed," said Prof. G. L. Peiris, the Leader of the Sri Lanka Government delegation to the Peace Negotiations with Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), in press briefing Sunday.

"There must be coherence. If he [Prime Minister] does not control defence, the interior and the media, it is not possible for the prime minister to accept responsibility for the [Peace] process," Mr. Peiris added.

Mr. Peiris said that the Prime Minister is in the process of informing the diplomats of Norway, Japan, US and European Union that in the current political climate he will find it difficult to take forward the peace process and that he is willing to transfer the responsibility to Sri Lanka's President Ms. Kumaratunge.

Mr. Peiris confirmed that the Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgesen and the Norwegian special envoy Mr. Erik Solheim will be arriving Colombo tomorrow as planned.

Political sources in Colombo said that the move appears to be a political manoeuvre, made while peace talks are stalled and the Interim Self-Government Authority (ISGA) proposals from LTTE are pending.

Sources added that Ms.Kumaratunge will find it difficult to constructively engage the LTTE which has consistently accused her as unreliable, and of showing pathological hatred and bitterness towards the LTTE.


Related Articles:
04.06.02   Sri Lanka's conditions for talks create an 'impasse' - Balas..
02.03.02   LTTE accuses Kumaratunga of conspiring to sabotage ceasefire

 

Latest 15 Reports
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=10398