Solheim, Canadians join as LTTE's Paris meet concludes

[TamilNet, Thursday, 28 August 2003, 01:47 GMT]
Eric Solheim, Norwegian special peace envoy, Lisa Gold of the Royal Norwegian Government, Hon. Bob Rae, former premier Ontario Canada and Prof. David Cameron of Canadian Forum of Federations joined the final day yesterday morning session of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam discussions in Paris, sources close to the LTTE delegation said. The LTTE's Constitutional Affairs Committee is currently meeting in Paris to prepare LTTE's response to the Government of Sri Lanka's (GOSL's) proposal for an Interim Administration for the Northeast.

LTTE Paris meet
(Photo: LTTE peace secretariat)
At the conclusion of the discussions, S.P. Thamilselvan, head of the political section of the LTTE, Col. Karuna, U.S-based advisor Mr. Rudrakumaran, and Head of the LTTE Peace Secretariat Mr. Puleedevan visited the Norwegian embassy in Paris on the invitation of Norwegian Deputy Ambassador in France Mr.Dag Werlo Holter, sources said.

Members of the LTTE delegation are expected to visit Switzerland before returing to Northeast, sources close to the delegation said.



LTTE Paris meet
(Photo: LTTE peace secretariat)



Members of the LTTE's Constitutional Affairs Committee, who took part in the discussions chaired by S.P. Thamilselvan, are:

  • Mr. S.P. Thamilselvan,
    Leader- Political Wing,,
    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

  • Col. Karuna,
    Special Commander for Batticaloa & Amparai districts.,
    Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

  • Dr. Jay Maheswaran,
    Economic Advisor,
    Planning and Development Unit.

  • Mr. Selvin Ireneuss,
    Director- SIHRN,
    (Sub Committe on Immediate Humanitarian and Rehabilitation Needs - NE)

  • Prof. Sornarajah,
    Professor of Law- National University of Singapore,
    Fellow, Centre for Petroleum and Natural Resources Law, University of Dundee, Scotland.

  • Prof. P. Ramasamy,
    Professor- Political Science,
    National University of Malaysia

  • Dr. Manuelpillai Paul Dominic,
    Professor of Law- University of Sydney,
    Professor of Tax Law- University of Western Sydney

  • Mr. Shiva Pasupathi-P.C,
    Former Attorney General, Sri Lanka

  • Mr.Visvendran LLB(Hons),
    Legal Advisor,
    Chartered Engineer, MIGEM.

  • Mr. Rudrakumar
    Constitutional Affairs Advisor


Members of Canadian Forum of Federations (a group of Canadian Constitutional experts) had previously visited Kilinochchi to hold lectures in Federalism to LTTE's political cadres.



LTTE Paris meet
(Photo: LTTE peace secretariat)



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