Tigers reject truce talks at Sri Lanka airport

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger guerrillas have rejected peace broker Norway’s call to hold talks on salvaging their fragile truce with the Colombo government at the island’s only international airport Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger guerrillas have rejected peace broker Norway’s call to hold talks on salvaging their fragile truce with the Colombo government at the island’s only international airport The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) said they turned down the venue as they did not think it was suitable to conduct “serious political discussions”.

Norway on Wednesday announced plans to hold the talks at
Bandaranaike International Airport after weeks of squabbling between
the rebels and the Colombo government over the venue.

While the government immediately agreed to the venue, the latest
LTTE announcement means the impasse remains.

The statement said the LTTE’s political wing chief S. P.
Thamilselvan had Thursday told a Norwegian diplomat and members of the
Scandinavian truce monitoring team that they were unable to agree to
the proposal.

“Norway’s suggestion to have the proposed discussions between the
government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE at the airport was ruled out by
Mr.