comes to review LTTE stance
Norway will take up the issue with the LTTE of their decision to
withdraw from the monthly review meeting of the cease-fire agreement
when the two sides meet in Kilinochchi next week.
issue will be taken up when Norway's special envoy, Erik Solheim
meets LTTE political wing leader, S.P. Thamilselvan on Wednesday.
His visit is aimed at looking into the possibilities of reviving
the peace negotiations.
LTTE which was due to take part in the meeting scheduled for yesterday
had informed the SLMM on Thursday that they would not be attending
the moment we are watching the situation. We can do nothing now.
After Mr. Solheim arrives in Sri Lanka and goes to Wanni, this issue
will be taken up", a spokesperson for the Scandinavian monitors
LTTE has told the SLMM they will pull out of a meeting to review
the cease-fire claiming that military elements in the government
supported in protecting LTTE renegade leader Karuna.
spokesperson told The Sunday Times that the LTTE has conveyed to
the SLMM that the government has been engaged in double standards
by harbouring Karuna while talking peace and there was no point
in meeting to review the cease-fire.