Norwegian envoy carries IA proposals to Kilinochchi

[TamilNet, Thursday, 17 July 2003, 12:35 GMT]
Norwegian special peace envoy Mr.Jon Westborg Thursday morning left Colombo to Killinochchi with Sri Lanka Government's proposals to establish an Interim Administrative (IA) structure in the northeast province, Cabinet Spokesman and Constitutional Affairs Minister Mr. G.L.Peiris said duirng his weekly press briefing in Colombo Thursday, sources said.

Minister Mr.Peiris further that the Government of SriLanka (GoSL) believes the interim administration proposals sent through the Norwegian special peace envoy to the LTTE leadership in Killinochchi would provide strong foundation to carry forward the peace process.

The interim administration proposals have been prepared in accordance with the laws of the land, Minister Mr.Peiris said.

Minister Mr.Peiris said that the LTTE leadership should be given more time to extensively study the proposals in a methodical way to respond, media sources said.

Vanni sources said Mr.Jon Westborg who arrived Killinochchi Thursday morning immediately held discussion with the LTTE political head Mr.S.P.Thamilselvan for about forty five minutes and handed over the proposals to LTTE political head. Thereafter he left Killinohchi to Colombo, Vanni sources said.

 

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