Norwegian Special Envoy Jon Hanssen-Bauer returned to Kilinochchi yesterday and is expected to remain there overnight.
Meanwhile LTTE sources state that Thamilchelvan is to consult the LTTE leader, Prabakaran about the delayed CFA talks. Prabhakaran is holed up in a bunker in the remote jungles in the North East, heavily guarded and firewalled, as he is under permanent threat from the LTTE`s most able military commander, Karuna Amman who broke away from the Vanni Tigers and claimed separation of the East from the North.
There are also disillusioned groups within the LTTE in the Vanni who pose a security risk to the LTTE terrorist leader, as several LTTE leaders have contacts with various personalities in Colombo.
After consultations with Prabakaran, Tamilchelvam is expected to meet Baur on Saturday morning, for further discussions.
There is speculation as to the reasons for the LTTE`s insistence on safely moving their two eastern leaders from the east to the Vanni.
Karuna sources in London state that their Eastern liberation forces, The Tamileela Makkal Viduthalai Puligal (TMVP) are closing in on Banu and the LTTE is trying to extract him out of the East, before the Karuna group moves in.
Others speculate that if war was to break out the Eastern t leaders, Banu and Sornam would be isolated in the East and their camps overrun.