Sri Lanka President proposes truce committee

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 11 February 2004, 13:02 GMT]
Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga proposed a committee to discuss matters relating to the implementation of the ceasefire agreement with the Liberation Tigers. The President made the proposal during a meeting with the head of the Sri Lanka truce monitoring mission, Maj. Gen. Tronde Furuhovde Wednesday in Colombo.

The proposed committe will meet on a regular basis to discuss matters relating to implementation of ceasefire. The committe would regularly brief the President and Prime Minister on all relevant matters, according to the President's proposal.

The Peace Secretariat functions under Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Secretary to the President, Mr. W. J. S Karunaratne, Secretary MoD, Mr. Cyril Herath, Senior Advisor to President, Mr. Mano Tittawella and Army Commander Lt. Gen Lionel Balagalle were also present at the meeting between President Kumaratunga and Maj. Gen. Furuhovde.

 

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