”””” COLOMBO, Jan. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
has said the government has been able to achieve a number of victories through
the Norwegian-brokered peace process, which could not have been possible through
””””According to the official Daily News reports Friday, Wickremesinghe told
members of the sub-committee on conflict resolution Thursday that the war effort
failed because it was mainly conducted through propaganda and media.
””””He warned that if the same methods were used in the peace process the
expected results would not be gained.
””””He pointed out that advance publicity given to some reports of the
sub-committee members could have a negative impact on the peace talks between
the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels. The
premature publication of such material could put government negotiators in a
difficult position,he said.
””””He stressed that confidentiality should be maintained on such critical
””””The government and the LTTE rebels have held three rounds of peace talks
since mid September last year and a fourth round is totake place in Thailand
””””The LTTE rebels have dropped their demand for a separate Tamil homeland and
agreed to share power with the government under a federal structure within one
united state. Enditem