The peace mission to Wanni which was to be organized by the Caritas, the social development arm of the Catholic Bishops Conference has been postponed due to the prevailing situation in the area.
Well informed sources told Daily Mirror the peace mission on which several Buddhist prelates were to travel to Wanni has been postponed especially because of the new developments that had taken place after the death of LTTE political wing head S. P. Thamilselvan earlier this month.
However, the sources said it would be organized at a latter date when the situation improved.
The peace mission was to be organized on the initiative of Bishop of Mannar, Rev. Rayappu Joseph.
Archbishop Oswald Gomis and Bishop Rayappu Joseph briefed President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the peace mission during their recent meeting with him.
Meanwhile Caritas Sri Lanka is going ahead with a mission to get the Sri Lankan fishermen held by Tamilnadu Police where their representatives are to meet Chief Minister Karunanidhi later this month.