There is no need for an external role in essentially a domestic political process, the SL External Affairs Ministry sources said, responding to a recent offer made by South Africa to assist Sri Lanka in the post-war reconciliation process.
A senior foreign ministry official said that assistance had been offered by a South African government delegation, which met SL External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris in Colombo last Friday.
South Africa’s Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Ebrahim Ebrahim and former Minister of Constitutional Affairs Roelf Meyer met Prof. Peiris to discuss ongoing efforts to achieve peace.
The SLFP and the TNA launched a special negotiating process on Jan 10, 2011. After several rounds of talks, the TNA told that the talk was failed.