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Home > Struggle for Tamil Eelam > Sri Lanka's Broken Pacts & Evasive Proposals > The Thimpu Talks - July/August 1985 > Introduction > Initial cease fire proposal by Eelam National Liberation Front in April/May 1985 > Terms of cease-fire proposed by Indian Government Agencies > Joint response by Eelam National Liberation Front to cease-fire proposals, 18 June 1985 > Tamil Liberation Organisations refuse to participate in talks with Sri Lanka, 29 June 1985 > Diary of Phase I of Thimpu Talks, 8 July 1985 to 13 July 1985 > Joint Statement by Tamil Liberation Organisations on cease-fire violations by Sri Lanka, 9 July 1985 > First Proposal by Sri Lanka Delegation, 10 July 1985 > Joint Statement by Tamil Liberation Organisations, 12 July 1985 > Response by Sri Lanka Delegation, 13 July 1985 > The Thimpu Declaration,13 July 1985 > Opening statement by Sri Lanka delegation - Phase II - 12 August 1985 > Joint Response of Tamil Delegation, 13 August 1985 > Statement by Nadesan Satyendra on behalf of Tamil Delegation,14 August 1985 > Joint Statement by Tamil delegation on recognition of representative character, 15 August 1985 > Response of Sri Lanka delegation on recognition, 15 August 1985 > New Proposals by Sri Lanka Delegation, 16 August 1985 > Joint Response by Tamil Delegation to new proposals, 17 August 1985 > Joint Statement by Tamil Delegation immediately prior to walk out, 17 August 1985 > A Brief Note on the Thimpu Talks - David Selbourne, Oxford, August 1985 > S.Sivanayagam on the Thimpu Talks - The Sinhala- Tamil Conflict & the India Factor > Thimpu Declaration: The Path of Reason - Nadesan Satyendra, 1987
Thimpu Talks - July/August 1985
1. Government side - Home Guards/civilians/voluntary forces to be disarmed. ENLF side - will not attack para military forces.
2. Government side - status quo with regard to settlements to be maintained. No effort direct or indirect to change the demographic pattern to be made during the cease fire period. ENLF side - Settlements already in existence , will not be attacked.
3.(a) Government side - Security forces to be withdrawn to barracks. No patrolling/search/destroy mission to be undertaken. ENLF side - Stop attacks against security forces including police establishments - mining of roads, rail tracks, buildings.
3.(b) Government side - No new camps to be established. All camps opened since 18th June 1985 should also be closed. ENLF side - No new camps to be established.
3.(c) Government side - all check posts of security forces to be removed. ENLF side - No stoppage of traffic in the roads in North and East.
Neo-Fascist Sri Lankan State must refrain from the following: