Muslims urge Government, LTTE and Co Chairs to take
[b]Muslims urge Government, LTTE and Co Chairs to take their demand for a delegation seriously[/b]
By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune
[b]Colombo, 09 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b]Representatives of Muslim Civil Society and the Political Leadership which met at a round-table discussion has reiterated their demand for a separate independent delegation to represent the Muslim interest at any future talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE.
The round-table discussion was organized by the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka and was held at the Hotel Taj Samudra on Tuesday evening.
The participants at the end of the roundtable discussion resolved as thus - "Muslim Civil Society and its Political Leadership having met at a Roundtable discussion held at the Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo on 07th March 2006, at the invitation of the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka unanimously resolved to re-iterate the interests, fears, concerns and aspirations of the Muslims of Sri Lanka particularly the Muslims of North and East, that could only be represented by a separate independent Muslim delegation consensually nominated by the Muslims themselves and thus call upon the Government of Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and Co-chairs to the Peace Talks to take steps that would ensure effective participation of the independent Muslim delegation, in all future talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam."