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    SG/SM/8981
    5 November 2003

    SECRETARY-GENERAL HOPES DECISIONS BY SRI LANKA’S
    PRESIDENT DO NOT HARM PEACE PROCESS

    NEW YORK, 4 November (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General is following closely political developments in Sri Lanka.   He hopes that President Kumaratunga’s decisions, which were announced today, including a temporary suspension of parliament, will not have a negative impact on the peace process.   The Secretary-General wishes to reiterate that he continues to support this process.

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