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Bala asked to come the proper way
LTTE chief negotiator Anton Balasingham is due to visit the Wanni again this month but he wants to come in a way "that is in keeping with his dignity", government sources said.

They said Minister Milinda Moragoda during talks with Dr. Balasingham in London recently had assured that the government would make arrangements for the LTTE negotiator to fly to Colombo, Sri Lanka's only international airport, and provide a helicopter for him to proceed to the Wanni. Dr. Balasingham had agreed to consider the offer.

Government sources said before arriving in Colombo, Dr. Balasingham will fly from London to Oslo for another round of talks with Norwegian facilitators. For an earlier visit, Dr. Balasingham had taken a normal flight from London to Male and then boarded a Norwegian chartered sea plane for a direct landing in the Iranamadu tank of the Wanni.

Sri Lankan immigration officials went to the Wanni to validate his arrival papers. Dr. Balasingham took a controversial flight back to Male on a sea plane from the Wanni.

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