However, following an urgent plea from the President, the Tamil Tiger rebels announced they will return to the peace talks they left two years ago when the government refused to accept their proposed arrangements for an interim government in the north and east. But now the situation is completely changed with the ﬁrst real split in a previously united Tamil cause.
In mid August snipers made their way into a neighbouring house with a view of the Foreign Minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar’s, swimming pool. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Tamil Tigers) are widely suspected of being responsible for his killing, despite denials. Police are thought to have made arrests but no information is available as to whether they are Tigers.