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.
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.
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.
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.