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Norway to send envoy to Sri Lanka as truce talks deadlock

Peace broker Norway said it would send a special envoy to Sri Lanka to help save a troubled ceasefire after admitting it had failed to secure agreement about a venue for planned talks. The Norwegian government in a statement said it was “deeply concerned” about continuing violence in the island-nation despite a truce that has been in place since February 2002. “As facilitator, the Royal Norwegian Government has sought for the past three weeks to convene a meeting between the parties, at their request, to discuss implementation of the ceasefire agreement,” it said on Friday.Full Story

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