Chapter

‘Oslo Declaration’ A Breakthrough?<sup>*</sup>

G. H. Peiris

in Twilight of the Tigers

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699456
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080229 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699456.003.0005
‘Oslo Declaration’ A Breakthrough?*

Show Summary Details

Preview

From about early April 2003 when the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leadership announced its decision to suspend its participation in direct negotiations with the government of Sri Lanka, a disagreement between the leaders of the two delegations, Dr Anton Balasingham and Professor G.L. Pieris, emerged over the so-called Oslo Declaration. Those of us who have kept track of the writings on Sri Lanka's ethnic conflict are aware that a variety of terms such as ‘Declaration’, ‘Agreement’, ‘Accord’, ‘Pact’, and ‘Charter’ have been used to refer to the statement issued by the government of Norway on 5 December 2002 at the conclusion of the third session of peace negotiations between the Ranil Wickremasinghe-led segment of the Sri Lanka government and the LTTE. This chapter provides an overview of the Oslo Declaration and also discusses the legitimacy of self-determination and secession being pursued by LTTE.

Keywords: Oslo Declaration; Sri Lanka; ethnic conflict; Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam; peace negotiations; self-determination; secession; Norway; Anton Balasingham; G.L. Pieris

Chapter.  6363 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.