Dhanapala was campaigning earlier this week in Canada. He met with Foreign Ministry officials, and made a point of playing up his experience in the Peace Process, Canadian Press reports:
Canada has done the right thing by banning the Tamil Tigers and must follow up by making sure there is no more fundraising, a former Sri Lankan peace negotiator said yesterday.
“The financing must stop,” said Jayantha Dhanapala, the former secretary-general of the Sri Lankan peace process that negotiated with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
Dhanapala left his position as Secretary-General of the Peace Process to run for Secretary-General of the UN. We wonder whether the recent collapse of the peace process in Sri Lanka is going to negatively impact Dhanapala’s candidacy. The next paragraph is direct about the problems not yet being solved:
Yesterday morning, a suicide bomber in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo killed the deputy-chief of the Sri Lankan Army, Maj.-Gen. Parami Kulatunga.