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LTTE records of 2006 peace talks released

Records prepared by the LTTE's Peace Secretariat during the 2006 peace talks were released by Tamilnet on Saturday.

Tamilnet took the decision to release the records, which it states were handed over personally by the late S.P Tamilselvan, in order to "facilitate a deeper understanding of the peace process and its eventual collapse".

See here for article by Tamilnet in full.

Extracts reproduced below:

"A set of documents prepared by the LTTE’s Peace Secretariat during Geneva peace talks held in February 2006, in June 2006 in Oslo and in October 2006 in Geneva, some of which have not yet reached public domain, are being released by TamilNet to facilitate a deeper understanding of the peace process and its eventual collapse. While 2011 has been a "year of reports," the UN panel report, Norway’s ‘Pawns of Peace’, the genocide model LLRC report etc., the LTTE documents provide valuable insight into the Tigers' efforts undertaken to fulfill LTTE's commitment to the International Community."

"The collection of documents titled ‘CFA: In words and in deeds,' drafted for the February 2006 Geneva talks, demonstrate the expertise of trained personnel in documenting ground realities and political trends."

"The evidence documented by the LTTE show that even in the period of the CFA, paramilitary camps were located close to SL army camps, that the GoSL openly ignored the evidence of the crimes committed by the paramilitary, which was operated and coordinated by the SL military at various levels ranging from Colombo to the corners of SLA camps located in the remote areas of the occupied areas of the Tamil country."

"Through this documentation, the LTTE technically exposed the violation of Clause 1.8 of the CFA that related to the activities of paramilitary groups by the GoSL. Mahinda Rajapaksa's GoSL had to agree at Geneva I talks in February 2006 to disarm the paramilitary, a promise Colombo never fulfilled."

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