|Govt. to initiate fresh peace
The government is likely to initiate
fresh peace moves soon after the Provincial Council elections in
the east, scheduled for May 10.
It is learnt that the government will give the green light to
the Norwegian facilitators to commence peace moves between Wanni
and Colombo once the election for the Eastern Provincial Council
According to government sources, Norwegian Special Envoy Jon
Hansen Bauer is to visit Sri Lanka shortly to work out the
necessary modalities between the government and the LTTE.
The government’s decision for fresh peace initiatives came
following a decision by a political party supporting the LTTE to
move a resolution in the Tamil Nadu state assembly against the
government and armed forces of Sri Lanka.
This had prompted Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi to
come out with a scathing attack on the LTTE.
He pointed out that the struggle orchestrated by the LTTE
against the Sri Lankan Government was not necessarily a struggle
by the Tamil people of Sri Lanka against the government.
Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu Government had exerted pressure on the
centre to influence the Government of Sri Lanka to find a
peaceful solution for the ethnic crisis