Opposition parties should not disrupt peace process - LSSP

[TamilNet, Monday, 28 April 2003, 16:06 GMT]
The opposition parties in Sri Lanka should not derail or be hostile to the peace process for their own political gain, said the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) in a statement to the public on Monday.

The statement said, “Though the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has temporarily suspended the peace talks with the United National front government, they are continuing to observe the ceasefire according to the agreement.”

“At this time, some opposition parties have jointly sent a letter to the President, Ms. Chandrika Kumaratunga, asking her to remove Norway as a facilitator and to use her executive powers fully to disrupt the process,” the LSSP said. “This is a pernicious request that shows the opposition parties have no concern for restoring peace in the country and are evidently concerned about their own political gain. Such an attitude will prevent progress on any front in the country.”

“How can anyone remove Norway as the facilitator?” asked the LSSP, and said, “No one should forget that it was the President who brought in Norway as the facilitator. The LTTE should also compromise on its stand and participate in the Tokyo donor conference. But the government should expedite its efforts to resettle displaced people in the North-East.”

 

Latest 15 Reports
19.10.19 23:31  
Pentagon steps up maritime defence trade with India, UK seeks IOR opportunities
18.10.19 23:43   Photo
Monk backing Gotabhaya wants Tamil owners to stay away from their lands in interior Batticaloa
17.10.19 19:14   Photo
SL Police resorts to violence in grabbing lands of Tamil fishers in Batticaloa North
16.10.19 23:19   Photo
Chennai Connect and Eezham Tamils reminding Tamil Nadu to assert Tamil geopolitics
15.10.19 23:50  
Colombo destroys dairy-farming economy of Eezham Tamils in Batticaloa
14.10.19 23:48   Photo
Tamil parties in North-East stipulate ‘acid test’ terms to SL presidential candidates
13.10.19 22:15   Photo
SL Governor's latest land grab poses danger to archaeological traces of Eezham Tamils
12.10.19 22:23   Photo
Monks step up campaign against Muslims, want to carve out Sinhala colony in Ampaa'rai
11.10.19 22:07   Photo
Vote for Self-Determination, reject major candidates for more effective boycott
10.10.19 23:31   Photo
SL Police intensifies restrictions on Saiva devotees at disputed ‘chaitya’ hilltop in East
09.10.19 20:17  
Indian Coast Guard trespassed into waters off Jaffna, 18 fishers detained since 03 October
08.10.19 18:43  
Divisional Secretary, TNA MPs must act to release Chegnchoalai lands: civil activist
07.10.19 23:12   Photo
Heinous act by HRCSL: former orphans of Chegnchoalai on the brink of losing lands
06.10.19 12:21  
EPDP joins Jaffna protest against desecration of Neeraaviyadi temple
05.10.19 22:06  
Families inheriting lands from parents refused of land registration in Moothoor East
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=8872