Special envoy Solheim to meet Thamilchelvan Wednesday

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 29 June 2004, 15:07 GMT]
Norwegian special envoy Mr. Erik Solheim is to visit Killinochchi Wednesday to hold discussions with Mr.S.P.Thamilchelvan, political head of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in a bid to break the deadlock in resuming the stalled peace talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE, embassy statement said.

Mr. Erik Solheim arrived in Colombo Monday night around 8.30 p.m. on a four-day visit.

The statement further said that Mr.Solheim would meet Mr.Thamilchelvan Wednesday morning. He would meet President Ms Chandrika Kumaratunge later.

Mr.Solheim is expected to meet Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mr.Mahinda Rajapakse and the Leader of the main opposition United national party (UNP) and former Prime Minister Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe, sources said.


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