Vollebaek meets Wickremasinghe

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 16 February 2000, 16:11 GMT]
The Sri Lankan opposition leader Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe told the visiting Norwegian Foreign Minster Mr. Knut Vollebaek that a solution to the ethnic conflict in the island has to be found through a reasonable political system, UNP sources said.

vollebaek_ranil_16022000.jpg
Norwegian Foreign Minister Mr.Knut Vollebaek with leader of the opposition Mr.Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Photo:TamilNet
Mr. Vollebaek, who arrived this morning, met Mr. Wickremesinghe, the leader of the main opposition party this afternoon.

UNP sources said that Mr. Vollebaek has told that he has been in contact with both sides of the conflict and he believed that an understanding could be reached in coming days.

Mr. Vollebaek met his Sri Lankan counterpart earlier today and president Kumaratunga this evening.

However, details of the meetings have not been revealed.

vollebaek-Kadir_26022000.jpg
Norwegian Foreign Minister Mr.Knut Vollebaek with his Sri Lankan counterpart, Mr.Lakshman Kadirgamar.

Photo:TamilNet
Informed sources said a joint statement is expected later today from the foreign ministries of Norway and Sri Lanka.

Mr. Mangala Munasinghe, Sri Lankan High Commissioner in New Delhi, was also reported to taken part in the discussions with Mr. Vollebaek.

 

Latest 15 Reports
15.09.20 06:37   Photo
UN Rights Chief joins her predecessors in watering down collective rights of genocide affected people
04.09.20 22:13   Photo
Diaspora youth group re-aligns Tamil narrative on enforced disappearances
03.09.20 15:41   Photo
Jude Lal Fernando’s Sputnik interview exposes unfolding British duplicity on KMS ‘investigations’
02.09.20 22:03   Photo
Gotabaya's ‘Task Force’ monk threatens Tamils to stay away from their paddy fields in Thiriyaay
01.09.20 23:36  
Colombo extends genocidal land grab targeting farmlands of Tamils along NE border: Ravikaran
31.08.20 16:36   Photo
Families of war-disappeared send strong message braving SL restrictions on International Day
08.08.20 01:05   Photo
Sumanthiran alleged of exerting Colombo’s influence to tamper with preferential vote counts
07.08.20 10:08  
2020 election resembles 1970 polls that formed genocidal Sri Lanka
06.08.20 17:22  
Tamil nation-oriented parties challenged in East
05.08.20 23:41  
High voter turnout registered in North-East
04.08.20 20:57   Photo
Occupying Sinhala military reminds Eezham Tamils of whose elections they partake
03.08.20 21:05  
TMVP-linked operatives collaborate with SL Navy, suppress Tamil fishers in Vaakarai
02.08.20 18:29   Photo
Manifestos of TNA, TNPF and TMTK expose lacuna, hint areas for corrections of Tamil polity
01.08.20 21:17  
Unified Eezham Tamil national front, beyond electoral politics, is next step: Jothilingam
31.07.20 22:39  
Colombo isolates Tamil political prisoners within heavily fortified cells
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=4678