LTTE proposals tomorrow
[October 30, 2003 - 10.45 GMT]

A confident government spokesman today told the media that the long awaited rebel proposals for self-rule in the North and East will be delivered on Friday 31st October.

Spokesman G.L. Peiris said Norway’s envoy Hans Brattskar is due to travel to the rebel stronghold to collect the proposals, a copy of which will be sent to President Kumaratunga once it reaches the government authorities. Another copy will be sent to Muslim affairs Minister Rauff Hakeem, currently in London.

Deputy Foreign Minister of Norway Vidar Helgessen is due in the island for a two-day visit in November to discuss in detail the proposals.

“We will then ask them in their capacity as facilitators to organize a meeting between the government and the LTTE, so that preliminary methods and substantive issues can be discussed very early in January,” said the government spokesman.

The Spokesman said the government would study the proposals Friday night and issue a brief response early Saturday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated Date: October 30, 2003  -10.45 GMT.

 


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