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Stop bloodshed, meet face to face soon – chides Erik Solheim

Stop bloodshed, meet face to face soon – chides Erik Solheim

[b]Oslo, 28 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]"The focus now has to be on the need to stop the bloodshed and prevent further loss of life. The CFA must be upheld to prevent the further escalation of violence," emphasized Erik Solheim, Norway’s Minister of International Development and formerly the Special Envoy involved with the facilitation of the peace process between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the Government of Sri Lanka.

Norway’s Minister pointed out in a statement released in Oslo yesterday that the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam should put aside the discussion on venue and meet face to face as soon as possible.

He categorically said, "The venue for a meeting is of no importance to Norway. What is important to us is that the GOSL and the LTTE meet as soon as possible to discuss the CFA and the recent tragic and dangerous developments. There is no time to lose," said Solheim.

The Norway’s Minister reminded the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE to have the responsibility for safeguarding the Ceasefire Agreement. The two parties to the CFA must meet urgently to discuss ways and means to strengthen the implementation of the Agreement.

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