CBK says she is ready to discuss LTTE’s ISGA proposal

Sri Lanka’s president said she was ready to discuss a self-rule proposal by Tamil Tiger rebels and denied state media reports that she had rejected the controversial guerrilla blueprint for peace Sri Lanka’s president said she was ready to discuss a self-rule proposal by Tamil Tiger rebels and denied state media reports that she had rejected the controversial guerrilla blueprint for peace President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s office took the unusual step of rejecting reports in government media, including radio and television, that said she had dismissed the Tigers’ demands for talks based on their self-rule proposal.

“The president maintains that the government of Sri Lanka is willing to discuss with the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) its proposal for an interim administration alongside the talks to reach a final solution acceptable to all communities,” the government’s official website, run by Kumaratunga’s office, said on Wednesday.

It said state media reports had wrongly “implied” that the government had “totally rejected” the LTTE’s Interim Self-Governing Authority proposals which were first unveiled on October 31 last year.

The president’s office also said that Ir