Don't push peace process to backyard: Norway

Oct 27 (IL) Norway has warned that Sri Lanka's peace process might be pushed to the backyard if the government and the LTTE did not take concrete steps to resume peace talks soon.

The Tiger Peace Secretariat quoted Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Petersen as making the statement when he met LTTE political Wing leader S.P. Tamilselvan in Oslo.

In response Mr. Tamilselvan had stressed that for the first time in Sri Lanka's history, the country's main opposition UNF, the TNA and the CWC were extending its unconditional support to the Government's peace efforts.

Mr. Thamilselvan also said though the main aim of the ISGA proposals was to address the urgent humanitarian needs of the people affected by the two decade long war, the proposals had been misinterpreted by some elements in the South