LTTE delegation abroad to study federalism

by Franklin R. Satyapalan
A delegation of Political Affairs Committee of the LTTE left Bandaranaike International Airport by UL 505 early on Sunday morning to visit Nordic countries to study aspects of federalism, constitutional frameworks and administrative structures employed in those countries, Tamil political sources confirmed yesterday.

Prior to their departure from Killinochchi on Saturday the 16 members of a 21 member LTTE delegation met with head of political wing of the LTTE S. P. Thamilchelvan and are to submit a comprehensive report on their research to LTTE leader Velupillai Pirabakaran on their return as scheduled for April 12th 2003.

The 16 member LTTE committee that left the country consists of 5 females and would be joined by a further 5 members from United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada and Norway on their arrival first in Norway.

Subsequently the LTTE delegations will visit Finland, Denmark, Switzerland before returning home.