The LTTE has warned that it will ‘advance the freedom struggle of our nation’, if peace talks are not resumed soon

The LTTE has warned that it will ‘advance the freedom struggle of our nation’, if peace talks are not resumed soon, based on the proposals submitted by the organization, but said it is prepared to discuss controversial issues. The LTTE has warned that it will ‘advance the freedom struggle of our nation’, if peace talks are not resumed soon, based on the proposals submitted by the organization, but said it is prepared to discuss controversial issues. “If some elements of our proposals are deemed problematic or controversial, these issues can be resolved through discussions at the negotiating table,” a translated statement of the Heroes Day speech, of the LTTE Leader Vellupillai Pirapahan said.

Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Kumaratunga, took over three ministries, including Defence and Information, days after the LTTE submitted proposals to establish an Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA), in November 2003.

The government headed by Ranil Wickremesinghe, was accused of selling out to the Tigers, and parliament was subsequently dissolved.

The United People Freedom Alliance, backed by the Marxist nationalist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, has not yet been able to resume talks, largely because of the opposition by the