Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Tamil Tigers dismiss early talks

Mr Akashi met the Sri Lankan president on MondayA Japanese envoy has failed to persuade Tamil Tiger rebels to return to peace talks with the Sri Lankan government.
Yasushi Akashi went to the island's north after talks with President Mahinda Rajapakse in Colombo on Monday.
The rebels pulled out of security talks with the government in Geneva last month amid worsening violence.
"We have explained to the Japanese delegation that we will not... attend talks until the killings cease," a rebel leader told Associated Press.

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