Sunday, May 24, 2009

Peace that the LTTE spurned

There had been many attempts at reaching a peaceful conclusion to the separatist movement spearhead by the LTTE in the north and east of the country

July 1985.

(ST)The first-ever peace talks between the Sri Lankan government, Tamil rebels and Tamil political parties were held in the Bhutanese capital of Thimpu. The government delegation was led by H W Jayewardene, a younger brother of the then President J.R. Jayewardene and included the late Supreme Court Judge Mark Fernando, as well as the late eminent lawyer H L de Silva and S L Gunasekara.Tamil militant groups were represented by LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran as well as Uma Maheswaran and Sri Sabaratnam. Full text Share on Facebook