The British Government has assured that the ban on the LTTE will continue to remain in force. Britain will also continue to prevent actions supportive of the LTTE on British soil. These assurances were given by British High Commissioner Dr. Peter Hayes to Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne.
The meeting took place at the Prime Minister’s office. They discussed matters pertaining to mutual relations between the two countries. Dr. Hayes said Britain has been continuously prosecuting the individuals and entities collecting money inside Britain on behalf of the LTTE.
In addition, he stated that British Government officials were persuading the Tamil representatives to actively engage in the economic development programme of the Lankan Government.
Dr. Hayes also said that the British officials are advising the Tamil representatives in Britain to work within the limits of the Sri Lankan political system and any ideological disputes which arise with the Lankan Government should be solved within the existing limits of the system rather than opting to take action outside the latter.