We will reconsider meetings with Army: LTTE
The LTTE has warned that they would reconsider having meetings with the Army in the east in the event harassment of civilians continues in the region.

''We explained to the Sri Lankan armed forces about the fear among civilians caused by the drastic increase in searchings and checkpoints. We are very carefully considering the progress of these meetings in relation to these developments.

If the harassment of civilians continue we would be compelled to reconsider our participation in these meetings'', E. Kousalyan, political division head of the Tigers for Batticaloa-Amparai was quoted by the pro-LTTE TamilNet. He was speaking to the press at the conclusion of a meeting in Batticaloa between the LTTE and Sri Lankan armed forces on Saturday.

The Sri Lankan military delegation was led by the commander of Sri Lanka Army's 23 Division, Brigadier Vajira Wijegoonewardena. Kousalyan said most incidents were taking place in army-controlled areas and that they should take responsibility. Both sides agreed to meet again on November 20.

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