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Tamilnation > Struggle for Tamil Eelam > Conflict Resolution - Tamil Eelam - Sri Lanka > Norwegian Peace Initiative > Tsunami & Aftermath > Government of Sri Lanka and LTTE sign Post-Tsunami Operational Management Structure (P-TOMS) > Text of Memorandum of Understanding for Establishment of a Post-Tsunami Operational Management Structure >  Sri Lanka Government Explains P-TOMS in Statement tabled in Sri Lanka House of Representatives > The United National Party &  P-TOMS - Having it Both Ways? ISGA & the Law - Professor M. Sornarajah > Sri Lanka President Kumaratunga wants joint mechanism amended > Supreme Court Decision on P-TOMS  > Lesson from the Supreme Court Decision on P-TOMS The President Kumaratunga & the Chief Justice - Two Minds with but a Single Thought? -  நான் பேச நினைப்பதெல்லாம் நீ பேச வேண்டும்

Norwegian Peace Initiative

Sri Lanka President Kumaratunga wants joint mechanism amended
to make the Treasury the Custodian of the Tsnumani Fund
Sri Lanka Sunday Leader, 10 July 2005

The implementation of the Post-Tsunami Operational Management Structure
(P-TOMS) has been stalled following government moves to amend the agreement.

The President, The Sunday Leader learns, has informed the Norwegian
facilitators the government wants Article 7 of the signed agreement dealing
with the Regional Fund amended.

The government and the LTTE signed the P-TOMS agreement on June 24 and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse last week tabled the signed document in

However, The Sunday Leader learns the Norwegian facilitators are in
consultation with both the government and the LTTE with regard to the
amendment mooted by the President.

The agreement provides for the government and the LTTE to appoint a suitable
multilateral agency to be the custodian of the Regional Fund.

However, the President has now proposed that the Treasury be nominated as
the custodian of the Regional Fund.

The LTTE, it is learnt, has opposed the amendment insisting the agreement
should be implemented as signed by the two parties on June 24.

It is also learnt the President has decided not to nominate members to the
respective committees to implement the P-TOMS agreement until such time an
agreement is reached on the issue of the proposed amendment.



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