UNP urges UPFA government to commence peace talks

[TamilNet, Thursday, 09 September 2004, 19:52 GMT]
The main opposition United National Party (UNP) Thursday appealed to the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government to commence peace talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as it has gained majority in the parliament.

UNP media spokesman and former minister Professor G.L.Peiris addressing a press briefing Thursday said the UNP would extend its wholehearted support to the UPFA if it commenced peace talks with the LTTE without any delay.

Commenting on the talks held between President Ms Chandrika Kumaratunge and Opposition Leader Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe Thursday regarding peace process, Professor Peiris said the talks only centred on general issues.

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