Bilateral cease-fire mooted

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 09 May 2001, 17:12 GMT]
The Norwegian peace envoy, Mr.Erik Solheim Wednesday met the Liberation Tigers' chief negotiator, and political advisor Mr.Anton Balasingham in London, for lengthy discussions. They discussed a feasibility of working out a bilateral cessation of hostility between the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE to facilitate the peace process.

When asked by TamilNet, Mr.Balasingham refused to give further details of the talks. He, however said that the discussions were positive and constructive.

Mr.Solheim is expected to visit Colombo and meet Sri Lanka's president Mrs.Chandrika Kumaratunga to finalise discussions about a bilateral truce, informed sources said.


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