By Colombo Telegraph –
“Norwegian Minister of International Development Erik Solheim described the government and the Tigers as “two entities not interested in diplomatic niceties,” who are not responding to Norway’s messages.” the US Embassy Oslo informed Washington.
A Leaked “CONFIDENTIAL” US diplomatic cable, dated July 24, 2007, recounts the details of a meeting the representatives of the Sri Lanka Co-Chairs (United States, European Union, Japan, and Norway) has had in Oslo on June 29,2007 to discuss the developments in Sri Lanka.The Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked cable from the WikiLeaks database which is classified by DCM Kevin M. Johnson.
“Solheim said President Rajapaksa is focused on his Sinhalese electorate in Sri Lanka, “like a US Congressman” focused on his constituents. While Solheim,s recent meeting with Rajapaksa in Geneva was “pleasant,” his overall sense was the president has no plan or strategy to solve the Tamil issue nor does he appear that interested since he does not even have a good Tamil advisor. On the other side, Tiger leader Prabhakaran is preoccupied with waging war. Solheim stated that it has become more difficult for Norway to assess the current Tiger position without regular contact and without a senior Tiger leader outside the country to fill the shoes of the late Balasingham. Solheim emphasized the need to keep Norway,s communication with them open, particularly through access to Killinochchi.” the US Embassy Oslo further wrote.
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