The election-time rhetoric now appears discarded. The invitation issued by President Kumaratunga to Norway to resume its facilitative services and seek to recommence the peace talks with the LTTE offers fresh hope of a forward movement in the stalled
The surprise was not that the LTTE did, in fact, make maximalist demands. The surprise is that they did it so well. By clearly refraining from frontally addressing emotive issues, they've prevented immediate red flags.