Delegation to meet LTTE

[TamilNet, Sunday, 29 March 1998, 23:59 GMT]
A delegation of UNP and PA chairmen and members of local government bodies in the Matara district was brought to Batticaloa today by the National Peace Council, a Colombo based conflict resolution non governmental organisation (NGO), for a discussion with the Liberation Tigers.

The meeting is scheduled for tomorrow in an unspecified location in the Paduvankarai region, the large western hinterland of the Batticaloa district which is under the control of the Liberation Tigers.

National Peace Council officials, Tyrell Ferdinands and Nirupa Wickrmasighe accompanied the local government politicians from the Matara district.

Ven. Siddhartha Thero, the chief incumbent of the Akkuressa Vihara (Buddhist temple) also came with the delegation.

There are eighteen chairmen and members of local government local bodies in Matara belonging to both the PA and UNP.

Sources said that this is the first time since 1994 that politicians from the UNP and the PA are meeting with the Liberation Tigers.

An National Peace Council team met the Liberation Tigers on March 23 to prepare the ground for the discussion tomorrow.

The delegation from Matara met with their counterparts in the local government bodies in Batticaloa, including the Mayor of the Batticaloa Municipal council.

 

Latest 15 Reports
16.10.19 23:19   Photo
Chennai Connect and Eezham Tamils reminding Tamil Nadu to assert Tamil geopolitics
15.10.19 23:50  
Colombo destroys dairy-farming economy of Eezham Tamils in Batticaloa
14.10.19 23:48   Photo
Tamil parties in North-East stipulate ‘acid test’ terms to SL presidential candidates
13.10.19 22:15   Photo
SL Governor's latest land grab poses danger to archaeological traces of Eezham Tamils
12.10.19 22:23   Photo
Monks step up campaign against Muslims, want to carve out Sinhala colony in Ampaa'rai
11.10.19 22:07   Photo
Vote for Self-Determination, reject major candidates for more effective boycott
10.10.19 23:31   Photo
SL Police intensifies restrictions on Saiva devotees at disputed ‘chaitya’ hilltop in East
09.10.19 20:17  
Indian Coast Guard trespassed into waters off Jaffna, 18 fishers detained since 03 October
08.10.19 18:43  
Divisional Secretary, TNA MPs must act to release Chegnchoalai lands: civil activist
07.10.19 23:12   Photo
Heinous act by HRCSL: former orphans of Chegnchoalai on the brink of losing lands
06.10.19 12:21  
EPDP joins Jaffna protest against desecration of Neeraaviyadi temple
05.10.19 22:06  
Families inheriting lands from parents refused of land registration in Moothoor East
04.10.19 21:50  
SL Archaeology, Police continue to disturb Tamils’ right to worship at Vedukku-naa'ri hilltop
03.10.19 19:16  
Raghavan plans to distribute uncultivatable lands to Tamils to compensate for loss of fertile lands
02.10.19 22:28   Photo
No place for human rights in China’s white paper for future world
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=1207