EU special envoy to visit Killinochchi

[TamilNet, Friday, 21 July 2006, 00:03 GMT]
Mr.Andres Oljelund, special envoy of the European Union (EU), will fly to Killinochchi in LTTE held Wanni region Friday, and hold discussion with the LTTE political leadership over the question of monitors of the EU member countries serving in the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM), sources said. LTTE has given Royal Government of Norway until 1st September to replace the monitors from the Nordic countries Sweden, Denmark and Finland which are also members of the EU.

Mr.Andres Oljelund who arrived in Colombo Tuesday has already held several rounds of talks with the officials of the Sri Lanka's Government Peace Secretariat on the demand by the LTTE that the EU monitors should quit the SLMM, Mr.Keheliya Rambukwella, Minister and Government Defence Ministry spokesman said at a press briefing held in Colombo.

He added the EU special envoy is in Sri Lanka to meet both parties involved in the ceasefire agreement on the question of EU monitors, sources said.


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