Solheim and Mangala hold talks in London

The participants at talks being held in the UK on Sri Lanka had yesterday strongly denied reports it had anything to do with the UN human rights report on Sri Lanka or on a political solution to the National issue.Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran were among those in London to have talks with the Tamil diaspora, including the Global Tamil Forum (GTF). (Colombo Gazette) He said that there were others who had also taken part in the discussions and a statement was expected to be released on the talks later. The former Norwegian Minister also denied reports that he had facilitated talks between Samaraweera and the Tamil diaspora in London. Former Norwegian Peace envoy to Sri Lanka Erik Solheim had talks with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera in London yesterday.Solheim told the Colombo Gazette that the informal talks were aimed at sharing experiences on reconciliation related issues.

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