S.L President briefs diplomats

[TamilNet, Monday, 30 July 2001, 20:18 GMT]
Sri Lanka's President Chandrika Kumaratunga met diplomats in Colombo Monday to brief them about the referendum for a new constitution and the security situation following the attack on the island's only international airport by the Liberation Tigers. More than 30 ambassadors took part in the briefing Monday evening in Colombo, Sri Lankan government sources said.

chandrika_kumarathunge_10-p.jpgThe President explained the reasons for suspending Parliament and security measures taken after the attack. American British and Indian envoys were also present at the briefing.

Monday's meeting was chiefly aimed at allaying concern in diplomatic circles about growing political instability in the south and the security situation in the context of the attack on the airport, according to a government source.

The President's briefing was intended to assure western countries which give aid to Sri Lanka that her refusal to reopen the Parliament and allow the opposition to take up the no confidence motion against her government while pushing through the referendum at very short notice will not lead to instability, according to the source.

 

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