Foreign Minister elect Lakshman Kadirgamar said yesterday at a news conference in Colombo, that India would play a more direct role in Sri Lanka’s peace process, and that details of that arrangement were still being worked out.
Kadirgamar who yesterday had a one hour closed-door meeting with Indian High Commissioner in Colombo Nirupam Sen, said he had been assured that India was keen to play a direct role in the peace process, especially in terms of rehabilitation and reconstruction.
Kadirgamar also stressed that the government would soon start talks with the LTTE, “there are very clear indications that the LTTE is prepared to talk…they’re waiting for us to take some initiative”.
He clarified the government’s stand on the current LTTE split saying “at the moment we regard it as an internal matter of the LTTE. We are not taking any position on that. We will just have to see how it works out.”
Kadirgamar observed that Norway would continue to hold its position as facilitator.
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