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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2641

Sri Lanka Government formally notified Norway of abrogating the Ceasefire Agreement

By Ruwan Weerakoon in Colombo

Colombo, 04 January, (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lanka Government formally notified to the Royal Norwegian Government its decision to terminate the Agreement on a "Ceasefire (CFA) between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)" concluded on 22nd February 2002.

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama handed over the termination notification of the CFA to Norwegian Ambassador Tore Hattrem yesterday evening at the Ministry.

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama with  to Norwegian Ambassador  Tore Hattrem at his Ministry on the occasion of handing over the  the letter  notifying  the termination of the  Agreement on a "Ceasefire (CFA) between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)" concluded on 22nd February 2002. Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama with to Norwegian Ambassador Tore Hattrem at his Ministry on the occasion of handing over the the letter notifying the termination of the Agreement on a "Ceasefire (CFA) between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)" concluded on 22nd February 2002.

This notification was in terms of Article 4:4 of this Agreement and will take effect 14 days from the date of this notice i.e. 16th January 2008.

Accordingly, the Status of Mission Agreement (SOMA) on the Establishment and the Management of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) dated 18th March 2002 between the Royal Norwegian Government and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka will also stand terminated with effect from 16th
January 2008.

Minister also briefed the Co Chair Ambassadors as well as Indian High Commissioner on the notification.

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