Norway Envoy Meets Sri Lanka Rebel Leader

Date 2000/10/31 22:46:02 | Topic: Hindu Press International


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COLOMBO, SRI LANKA: In a remarkable development in the long Sri Lanka civil war, Norwegian special envoy Eric Solheim met the leader of the Tamil Tigers, Velupillai Prabhakaran, in the jungles of Wannai, northern Sri Lanka. Norway has long sought to help mediate the conflict, but during the last state elections it appeared their help was no longer welcome. Now both the government and the rebels are evaluating the Norwegian contribution.







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