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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2731

Sri Lankan truce monitors awaits Govt. and LTTE response over sea monitoring demands

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting from Colombo for Asian Tribune

Colombo, 26 May, (Asiantribune.com): The Sri Lankan Government Peace Secretariat and the LTTE Peace Secretariat are yet to respond to the proposal submitted to them by the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM), which emphasized the need for the monitors' protection.

The proposals was submitted more than a week ago which laid down several demands if the Mission was to resume its naval monitoring operations, suspended earlier following a LTTE attack against a troop carrying ship. The SLMM decided to suspend its naval monitoring activities after several of their monitors who were also traveling in the cruiser was in the middle of the cross fire.

SLMM Spokesperson Helen Olafsdottir told the Asian tribune that her Mission had still not received any feedback from either party with regard to their proposal.

The mission in its proposal demanded that both parties should be able to provide protection for its monitors if they are to resume sea monitoring.

The Government was however reported to have declared during a news conference last week that it could meet the requirements of the Mission. However no official communiqué has been sent to the Mission stating this declaration.

- Asian Tribune -

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