|Tuesday, 4 November 2003|
|Security||Today's Top Story|
COLOMBO, Monday (AFP) - Sri Lankan Government was maintaining informal contacts with Tamil Tiger rebels even as peace broker Norway prepared to revive face-to-face talks, officials here said yesterday. Four Sri Lankan ministers had direct talks with a senior Tamil Tiger leader in northern Sri Lanka Sunday, a day after the guerrillas publicly unveiled their landmark power-sharing plan, officials said.
The four ministers held discussions with a rebel identified only as Poovanan, a Government official said while correcting an earlier report that the meeting was with S. Pulithevan, the head of the Tiger peace secretariat.
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