Sri Lanka is envisaging a new governing system based on cooperation of all political parties, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe told the Indian Premier who addressed the Sri Lankan Parliament that our country was looking for something more than the Westminster System of Governance.
“We are looking towards adopting a cooperative style of governance where each political party cooperates in the governance while maintaining their own identities,” he said.
He said Sri Lanka had a long history of democracy which dated back to the state council days in 1835. Referring to Resettlement Minister D. M. Swaminathan, Mr. Wickremesinghe said a descendent of a member of the first state council in Sri Lanka was serving as a member in the Sri Lankan Parliament today.
He also said Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka was a long overdue one and would be a beginning of a new chapter in Indo-Sri Lanka relations. In saying so the Prime Minister ran through the history of Indo Sri Lanka relationship going down to the days of Cholas and Pandians, whose action he said had affected both nations.(Yohan Perera and Kelum Bandara)
Put it in a differentmway, RW is conceding defeat at the nect elections.
Ebathog Saturday, 14 March 2015 03:25 PM
How nice if all decent, honest, and patriotic politicians unite and make this country a better place for every sri lankan, leaving aside their differences.
Laksiri Saturday, 14 March 2015 04:35 PM
RW day dreaming.
Silva Saturday, 14 March 2015 04:43 PM
moodayoo, please read history first, then you will know what has happened during last 2000 years ! who need whom !
s kalpage Saturday, 14 March 2015 04:46 PM
But we do not need looters to contest again ? Executive committees should not nominate such corrupted persons again.
holu Saturday, 14 March 2015 05:21 PM
We cannot be killing each other for ever. It is time to get together with India. It is big country with a lot of opportunities to Sri Lankans.
Ranil Saturday, 14 March 2015 06:55 PM
Do you think we are bulls???????????
shanmugam Saturday, 14 March 2015 07:17 PM
We must live together , love one another, under one srilanka forgetting all the past. I am confident the present government under His excellency Mr Srisena can achieve this.Also the PM I think a generous person will be able to bring lasting peace to this country. God bless all srilankans shanmugam/Australia
Kavan Ratnayaka Saturday, 14 March 2015 07:49 PM
Enough talk. We need actions and results please..
cyril n Saturday, 14 March 2015 08:07 PM
If politicians are only interested in serving the country sincerely they all would join a joint government but those who are only keen to make money may not be very happy.
Raja Monday, 16 March 2015 07:58 AM
You could never be a legitimate PM. enjoy the short time you have traitor!
hiran Gunawardena Sunday, 15 March 2015 02:15 AM
He wont be there to do anything. Cos his back door pm post will end soon via DM Android App
crana Sunday, 15 March 2015 02:23 AM
This system of cooperation is very dangerous for a country like Sri Lanka. We need a strong opposition, ALWAYS. Otherwise, the country will end up being a single party state in no time. With nobody to oppose, the crooked politicians will have a field-day! The parties should get together to pass electoral and other forms of reform. After that, we need a multi party state. Not one where everybody is on the same side! That will be a recipe for disaster.
de silva Sunday, 15 March 2015 08:50 AM
WE ALL CAN UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE TRYING TO GO.IF YOU ARE REAL POLITICIAN WHO HONOUR THE VALUES OF DEMOCRACY YOU SHOULD HAVE NOT APPOINTED YOUR OWN PEOPLE FOR THE CB INQUIRY.ANY ONE IN THIS COUNTRY UNDERSTANDS WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO.DO NOT TRY TO BE AN OPPORTUNIST.
Prem Nath Sunday, 15 March 2015 10:07 AM
New system without R.W.
moodayoo Saturday, 14 March 2015 12:18 PM
Seems RW having day dream. Do we really need India? They are the people who kept training terrorists to kill innocent srilankans.