Monday, December 05, 2005

Sri Lanka Peace Secretariat blocks meeting to diffuse tension in Jaffna

As reported earlier, a meeting between a high level delegation of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) headed by Mr.Ilamparithy ,Jaffna district Political Head and the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) commander in charge of Jaffna was organised by the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission.

The meeting was to have been held today at the Muhamaalai no man zone.

However, the LTTE delegation, SLMM and international press faced disappointment as the Army personal failed to attend the meeting stating that approval had not been granted by the Sri Lanka Peace Secretariat in Colombo.

Meanwhile local residents have begun to move out of the Point Pedro area as the SLA continued to fire tear gas at students of Heartly College and Methodist Girls School.

Residents said that the SLA targeted tear gas at their houses after ordering them to stay indoors.

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