Peace Co-Chairs say government responsible to disarm armed factions

The Co-Chairs of Sri Lanka’s peace process says the government is responsible to disarm armed factions and makes no commitments of international pressure against the LTTE. The Co-Chairs of Sri Lanka’s peace process says the government is responsible to disarm armed factions and makes no commitments of international pressure against the LTTE. The government of Sri Lanka has been asking the international community to put pressure on the LTTE against breaking the cease fire agreement that is holding the island’s internal war at bay.

The need for international pressure from countries backing the peace process intensified after the August assassination of one of Sri Lanka’s most senior ministers, Lakshman Kadirgamar.

It is in this aftermath that the Co-Chairs of the Tokyo Donor Conference met in New York on September 19 to discuss the current situation in the island.

But outside of re-enforcing Sri Lankan government and public responsibility, towards peace, the four co-chairs – the US, EU, Japan and Norway – made no commitments to pressure the LTTE against further violations of the cease fire agreement.

“The Co-Chairs deplore the activities of p