Opposition wants India’s intervention

[April 25, 2003 - 10.00 GMT]

The Peoples Alliance, the main opposition party in Parliament today said India should play a role in monitoring the seas off the North of the Island.

“The opposition parties view that the time has come for a change in the composition of the Monitoring Mission,” former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar said addressing the weekly press briefing today.

He said since the naval conflicts in recent past are a regional problem, “Monitors from India and two other countries should be invited to monitor unlawful LTTE activities in the seas,” he added.

He said though the matter did not come up in recent talks between the President Kumaratunga and Indian leaders, the Opposition is confident that the Indian Government will respond favourably to this proposal.

“We have not yet considered who the other two countries would be,” former minister said.






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Last Updated Date: April 25, 2003  - 10.00 GMT.


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