RCSS/SSA signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Nay Pyi Taw together with the government, the Tamadaw and the other 7 ethnic armed groups in front of the both the international and domestic witnesses. In order to let the members of RCSS/SSA troops in different areas know about the NCA, the announcement has already been made RCSS/SSA believes that the government and the Tatmadaw will make separate announcement to all of their troops.
At the 9th round of talks held between the Senior Delegation of the Ethnic Armed Organizations and the Union Peace-making Work Committee (UPWC), the two sides finalized and reached an agreement on articles in the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA).
1. On 12 February 2015, the 68th Anniversary of the Union Day, the Chairman of the Restoration Council of Shan State, Lt. Gen. Yawd Serk, signed the Deed of Commitment for Peace and Reconciliation with the Government at the signing ceremony held at Naypyidaw.
Delegates of the Burmese government’s Union Peace-making Work Committee (UPWC) met with the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army-South (RCSS/SSA) for ceasefire talks in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, on Thursday.
The SSA-S was formed from the Shan United Revolutionary Army (SURA) by Lt-Gen.Yawd Serk that opposed the ceasefire with the government made by the mainstream SSA, now known as SSA-N. The SURA was a breakaway faction of the Mong Tai Army led by drug lord Khun Sa and previously the original Shan State Army.