Comeback Call

The Norwegian government will send a high level team on Saturday to explore possibilities of reviving the stalled peace process.
The delegation will include Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgesen and Special Envoy Erik Solheim, the Norwegian Embassy said Wednesday.rn

rnDuring their stay, the team will meet President Chandrika Kumaratunga and S P Thamilselvan the Political Wing Leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).rn

rn”The Norwegian delegation will explore with the two parties possible ways to take the peace process forward and how Norway might assist in this regard,” the statement said. rn

rnThe teams visit follows a request made by Kumaratunga to Norway resume its role as a facilitator in the peace process. rn

rnNorwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik has agreed to her request but said they need a similar request from the Tiger rebels.rn

rnNorway temporarily suspended its role as a facilitator in the peace talks after Kumaratunga took over three key ministries, includ