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UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe says the issue of the advisory panel appointed by UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon should be debated in Parliament. He said this in response to a question posed by journalists in Chennai.

According to the Hindu, Mr. Wickramasinghe said the government was taking steps to resolve the ethnic issue in both the northern and eastern provinces. He expressed concern at the plight of the internally displaced Tamils and their rehabilitation.

He spoke to journalists on Tuesday at the airport here ahead of his journey to Ladakh.

Answering a question on the attacks on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy, he said there were mixed views on the issue in his country. There were also reports of Indian fishermen entering the Sri Lankan waters, and the issue had to be resolved through dialogue.

Asked about allowing the United Nation's advisory panel to visit Sri Lanka, Mr. Wickramasinghe said the issue had to be debated in Parliament.
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  • JAMES Wednesday, 21 July 2010 06:26 AM

    nothing to be debated Ranil.
    It is illegal without approval of general assesmbly, without
    approval of security council , without approval of Human Right Council of Geneva.
    Just invading our soverignty. for vendetaa by NGOs ,Pillay, Blake, AI, sOLHEIM LTTE diaspora for defeating tiger terrorist.
    If UN is impartial panel should be established long time ago
    atrocities commited by western countries in Iraq,Afghanistan, Pakistan, Gaza, Kosovo, few decades ago Vietnam, Chile, Indonesia etc.

    raj Wednesday, 21 July 2010 04:04 PM

    Unfortunately, none of the Sinhalese leaders ever behave like Sri Lankan's leaders. In contrary, they always behave like Sinhalese leaders. As a result, they could not stand up for justic.

    Dammika Wednesday, 21 July 2010 04:38 PM

    Indika when were you born? Educate yourself first

    malkanthi Wednesday, 21 July 2010 07:03 AM

    Not only Hon MS what about the rest?? they will be compelled to land blunders whether right or wrong, in order to secure their position and perks!

    silva Wednesday, 21 July 2010 05:13 PM

    UN should be allowed to visit and investigate if they do not have anythink to hide.

    chamalka Wednesday, 21 July 2010 07:03 AM

    RW is a true diplomat. he's managed to avoid the media without creating controversies :-)

    Lal Hannadige Wednesday, 21 July 2010 07:09 AM

    Ranil can say this or anything he like but that is not the opposition decision.

    Ellepola Wednesday, 21 July 2010 08:09 AM

    Why should SL parliament debate on an illegal panel appointed by a guy who has proven himself to be a puppet of the anti Sri lankan lobby headed by a Tamil women called Pillai. If our fool Ranil wants to debate he should go to Chennai.

    I Hussein Wednesday, 21 July 2010 10:05 AM

    RW knows how to tackle any kind of media with his prompt & diplomatic answers. Some of you dont even have the decency to appreciate it or acknowledge it -

    malkanthi Wednesday, 21 July 2010 04:34 AM

    Ranil W. is not representing the government, his vision and knowledge if far ahead of any present politicians. So interviewing him is not important at this stage.

    Channa Thursday, 22 July 2010 06:50 AM

    Well said Ellepola....Ranil never stops amazing people with his mouth....

    Wasantha Wednesday, 21 July 2010 12:41 PM

    RW should have told this before he left. However if he wants a debate he can ask Dr. Manmohan to debate in the "Loak Saba". He can watch the debate, being in the gallery.

    INDIKA Wednesday, 21 July 2010 05:09 AM

    But his power greedyness is second only to SF only.

    AMICUS Wednesday, 21 July 2010 05:38 AM

    A DEBATE IN PARLIAMENT YES BUT IF THE CONTRIBUTION FROM THE GOVERNMENT IS LIKE THAT OF MINISTER MERVYN ANSWERING TABLED QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE, THIS DEBATE TOO WILL MAKE SRI LANKA THE LAUGHING STOCK IN THE EYES OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.

    anura Wednesday, 21 July 2010 05:41 AM

    Comments from a true 'opposition' leader.

    Buwa & Company Wednesday, 21 July 2010 05:43 AM

    Its good to debate then Mr Wimal Weerawansa can clarify what is this panel and what purpose it was formed by Ban Ki Moon

    SW Wednesday, 21 July 2010 05:44 AM

    Ranil is trying to be Opposition Leader for life.

    citizen1 Wednesday, 21 July 2010 05:47 AM

    It is sad that all his wisdom will just fly over certain heads.

    Amused Wednesday, 21 July 2010 05:55 AM

    Did you mean this as a joke?


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