SLMM head arrives in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 07 December 2005, 18:30 GMT]
Mr.Hagrup Haukland, Head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) arrived in Trincomalee Wednesday by air on a two day stay in the east port town to hold discussions with the local heads of Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Police and LTTE district political head on the tense situation in Muttur following a spate of violent incidents in which several Tamil and Muslim civilians were killed, SLMM sources said.

Mr.Haukland held Wednesday morning held discussion with Mr.Rohan Abeyawardene, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) eastern region at the latter's office which is located in Orr's Hill, a suburb in the Trincomalee town, sources said.

Mr.Haukland and monitors of the SLMM based in east port town by afternoon left to Muttur by a gunboat of the Sri Lanka Navy to meet Mr.Elilan, Trincomalee district political head of the LTTE. From there he was taken by SLMM vehicle to LTTE district political secretariat, which is located in the Muttur east, sources said.

Mr.Haukland is scheduled to meet Major General Sumith Balasuriya, General Officer Commander of the Sri Lanka Army in Trincomalee and Rear Admiral Siriwardene, Commander of the Navy eastern region on Thursday, SLMM sources said.


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