While emphasizing that his Government was committed to a "negotiated settlement" and wanting a "successful" Geneva summit, Sri Lanka told facilitators that he will be "compelled" to react if LTTE continues with "violent and provocative measures." Talking to the Co-Chairs from Norway, Germany, Japan, US, and EU, President Mahinda Rajapakse hoped that these countries would be able to "persuade the LTTE to abandon their violent approach and return to negotiation." The Co-Chairs also were appreciative of Rajapakse's initiative to establish a Commission of Inquiry and a Group of International Observers to monitor human rights in the island.
Meanwhile, several Sri Lankan Tamil parties such as PLOTE, TULF, and EPRLF invited to New Delhi for a meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wanted India's advice, guidance, and guarantees of peace. They also emphasized that it was India's "moral duty" to play a role to resolve the ethnic conflict that has already consumed tens of thousands and displaced hundreds of thousands. Blaming the "foolish action of the LTTE" to deny water from the Mavil Aaru Dam, the politicians seem to take the Government's view of the precipitation of the recent escalation of fighting. They said that their "unbiased" view for the exodus of people to Tamil Nadu was a bomb blast in the Trincomalee market-this contradicted the LTTE view that it was the Army operations that caused the exodus.