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By Kelum Bandara


A one on one discussion was held today between SLMC leader MP Rauff Hakeem and President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Kandy regarding proposed constitutional amendments, the SLMC leader said.


Hakeem said that he would take up what transpired at this meeting, with the High Command of his party tomorrow. He said that his party would not oppose any proposal that would not have any implication on the Muslim community.


Asked whether the proposal to remove constitutional barriers for the President to contest for the third term would not have harmful consequences on his community, he answered that, substantially, there would not be any such problem.


The SLMC leader said that healthy compromise could be made with regard to the issues on good governance at this hour.


Asked whether he would meet the President again, he said that he would do so again only of the necessity arose. He also said that he met Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe prior to his meeting with the President.


“I have always made a pragmatic approach with the opposition,” he said.


The SLMC contested the April 8 election on the UNP ticket and won six seats and given two slots from the UNP’s National List. 
 

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  • malkanthi Thursday, 26 August 2010 05:44 AM

    RH is quite eloquent and talented, but he does not address the grassroot level of muslims, therefore the useless fellows make use of it.

    Yeti Thursday, 26 August 2010 05:50 AM

    The Macaques!!

    Ameen Thursday, 26 August 2010 05:58 AM

    This party and its leadership is useless... never know how to keep promises ..

    Lesle Thursday, 26 August 2010 09:43 AM

    What is this indecent hurry on the part of opposition parties rushing in for consultation on constitutional amendments. Is it a guise for an impending crossover.

    DEEN Wednesday, 25 August 2010 10:13 PM

    ANOTHER PROBABLE IMMINENT ADDITION TO THE GOVERNMENT SIDE?

    Kamalan Wednesday, 25 August 2010 10:52 PM

    A leap is on the cards!?

    Dee Thursday, 26 August 2010 07:21 AM

    Another deputy ministry round the corner?

    Nihal Thursday, 26 August 2010 08:06 AM

    Hmmm!! I was wondering how long it will take Hakeem to play the next move in hop-scotch politics!!

    Lankawick Thursday, 26 August 2010 09:24 PM

    Jump ... Hakeem ... jump!

    Victor eyeOne Thursday, 26 August 2010 03:33 AM

    Mr. Hakeem has no bargaining power now. During CBK regime U played all trump cards.

    Saradial Thursday, 26 August 2010 03:54 AM

    What about your five commission demand, you had in CK's period?

    Upul Thursday, 26 August 2010 04:08 AM

    Any offers made??

    nasrullah beruwala Thursday, 26 August 2010 04:15 AM

    this is Srilankan Politics!

    mahroof samsudeen Thursday, 26 August 2010 04:29 AM

    Great move, Keep it up for the betterment of motherland and Muslim community.

    Minister Thursday, 26 August 2010 05:24 AM

    Most probably it must be a pragmatic approach to get each others backs scratched!

    kassa Thursday, 26 August 2010 05:29 AM

    Actually Who are the real politicians in Sri Lanka? Answer is Nobody.


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