Head for SLMM
[February 22, 2006 - 9.00GMT ]
Ulf Henricsson will head the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) from April
1st this year. He will succeed Brigadier Hagrup Haukland from
Norway. Brigadier Haukland served the SLMM for four years as Chief of Staff
from 2002 to 2004 and as Head from 2005.
According to the Norwegian Foreign Ministry the appointment comes after
consultation with both parties to the Ceasefire (CFA), the Government of Sri
Lanka and the LTTE. The two parties are currently in Geneva for peace talks
facilitated by the Norwegian Government.
Norway invited all the countries in the Nordic mission to propose candidates
for the post of Head of Mission of the SLMM. The Norwegian Minister for
International Development, Erik Solheim said of the successful candidate
Brigadier Henricsson, “It is very positive that another country in the SLMM
has produced such an excellent candidate for this important post”.
Mr. Solheim also
commended Brigadier Haukland for his long and dedicated service, saying,
“Norway is very grateful to Brigadier Haukland for his commitment and the
outstanding performance of his duties in the SLMM.”
The SLMM was created through the CFA signed by the GoSL
and the LTTE in 2002, to inquire into any instance of violation of the terms
and conditions of the Agreement.
The Monitoring Mission consists of members from five
Nordic countries, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.
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Date: February 22, 2006 - 9.00 GMT