Solheim to release book on Sri Lankan peace process

solheim     Former Norwegian special envoy to Sri Lanka and former Minister Erik Solheim is to release a book on the Norwegian role as mediators in the Sri Lankan peace process.

He has said that the book will be released next year.

Solheim, a former minister of the Norwegian Government and current Chairman of the Development Assistant Committee of the Economic Cooperation and Development Organisation wrote on Twitter how the Norway Government approached the LTTE and how messages were dispatched to the terrorist organizaion.

The Norwegian Government mediated in exchanging messages between the then governments and the LTTE, and Eric Solheim participated as the Norwegian peace envoy in two occasions during President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s government and the UNP government and the UPFA Government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Biswal, in a tweet said that she was impressed more by Eric Solheim’s “care and concern for all Sri Lankans” than his knowledge of Sri Lanka.

He said in message to Twitter that talks between governments and the LTTE will be included in his book.

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