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The government wants an interim cure for the collapsed peace talks so it can stick to development plans and aid utilisation schedules.
Proposals being touted include commissioners to administer aid use and development work in the North and East.rn

rnUpto two commissioners could be in place along with a number of district development committees that will oversee all work and implementation of development projects in the war ravaged region.rn

rnThe interim measures, Cabinet Spokesperson, Prof. G L Peiris says will take the necessary actions until the government and the Liberation of Tamil Tiger Elam return to the negotiating table. rn

rnThe LTTE broke off talks with the ruling political party and boycotted the donor conference in June to emphasise its dissatisfaction with the peace process and the governments so called ldblquote failure
dblquote in meeting their demands. rn

Despite the boycott, the international community pledged US$ 4.5 bn, spread through to 2006, far exceeding the US$ 3 bn t