Govt. to announce de-proscription

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 04 September 2002, 16:23 GMT]
A Gazette notification regarding removal of ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka will be issued tonight, government sources said. The de-proscription comes 10 days ahead of the commencement of peace talks between the government and the LTTE in Thailand.

Meanwhile the Mahanayake Theras of Malwatte and Asgiriya Wednesday gave their blessings to the Prime Minister for the success of the peace talks between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, scheduled to begin in Thailand on 16 September.

The blessings were given when the Prime Minister called on the prelates in Kandy Wednesday.

The Prime Minister assured the prelates that he would discuss with the clergy before taking any decision regarding national issues. The Prime Minister told the prelates in detail the actions he has taken to protect the territorial integrity of the island.

Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe further briefed about the talks already launched between the UNF senior minister Mr.Karu Jayasuriya and the leader of the Opposition Mr.Mahinda Rajapakse to formulate a scheme to find ways and means to deviate from the confrontational politics.


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