'Peoples' commitment needed to achieve peace'- Westborg

[TamilNet, Saturday, 22 February 2003, 18:04 GMT]
Sri Lanka's Norwegian ambassador Mr.Jon Westborg Saturday appealed to all citizens to continue their commitment to overcome the obstacles in the path of achieving permanent peace, while addressing a meeting Saturday held at the Colombo Town Hall to mark the one-year completion of the ceasefire agreement signed by the United National Front (UNF)government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

"My government considers it a great privilege to participate in a facilitator role to bring permanent peace in the island," said Mr. Westborg.

The Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Resettlement Ministry and the National Peace Council organized the meeting, sources said.

Mr.Jon Westborg requested the UNF government and LTTE to make further commitment to realize the main objective of the ceasefire agreement.

Minister Dr.Jayalath Jayawardene also spoke.


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