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Tracking the Norwegian
Conflict Resolution Initiative

Oslo Talks - June 2006

LTTE delegation meets Norwegian Development Minister

6/7 June 2006

Australian Tamil Broadcasting  Corporation  Interview
with LTTE Political Head,  Mr. S. P Tamilselvan from Oslo, Norway, June 7, 2006
"...The European Union ban creates difficulties about the neutrality of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission which includes states which have banned the LTTE...It is out of respect for Norway that we are here to participate in the discussion. The condition at home is at its worst. Yet, our national leader felt we should honour Norway's invitation despite the EU ban.."

The delegation of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), headed by its Political Head S. P. Thamilchelvan, on Tuesday, briefed the Norwegian International Development Minister, Erik Solheim, on the Tiger leadership's stand after Geneva-I talks, concerning the ground situation, the extra-judicial killings by the Sri Lankan armed forces and its paramilitaries, according to S. Puleedevan, the Director of LTTE's Peace Secretariat. The composition of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) with EU Member States, in a post EU-ban scenario, was also a topic raised at the meeting.

Tamileealm Police Chief B. Nadesan, a senior LTTE leader and Mr. Puleedevan accompanied the LTTE Political Head.

Special Envoy Mr. Jon Hanssen-Bauer met the LTTE delegation Tuesday around 11:00 a.m. and took part in the meeting with Mr. Erik Solheim. Former Norwegian State Secretary Vidar Helgesen were present at the meeeting with Mr. Erik Solheim at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The meeting started at 2:00 p.m. and lasted for one and a half hours

LTTE Delegation Greeted on Arrival in Oslo



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