Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremsinghe said that the national issue should be resolved with a home grown solution before the present Parliament’s term ended.
Addressing the joint Opposition May Day rally in Jaffna, Mr. Wickremesinghe said the inability of the present government to resolve the national issue had resulted in UN Human rights commission passing a resolution calling on Sri Lanka to find a political solution in line with the proposals of the LLRC.
However, he said, Sri Lanka should not allow the matter to be internationalised. Therefore he stressed the need for a joint effort by the government and the opposition to resolve the issue as soon as possible. “All citizens of this country are children of one mother, and, therefore, all should get together as one without delay,” he said, quoting the national anthem.
Stating that TNA leader R. Sampathan was waving a national flag at the May Day procession, he said the government should have got Kumaran Pathmanthan to wave a national flag too.
Mr. Sampanthan, in his speech, said his party was ready to work with the government again, to find a political solution if the government was willing to change its stance.
DPF leader Mano Gansesan, TNA, UNP MPs and the Nawa Sihala Urumaya Party leader Sarath Manamendra also participated in the event.( Yohan Perera & Romesh Madushanka)
Comments - 5
Senanayake Wednesday, 02 May 2012 08:37 AM
Please step down...!!!!
Nodrog Wednesday, 02 May 2012 03:12 AM
The UNP is guilty of internationalizing the issue and you talk of a homegrown solution?.
Impartial Wednesday, 02 May 2012 04:05 AM
What on earth is wrong with our politico's, is this what they talk about on labor day???
Ravi Seneviratne Wednesday, 02 May 2012 03:43 AM
Ranil . stay back in Jaffna .delft island, you have good company there.
Athula Wednesday, 02 May 2012 05:37 AM
You idiots need leaders of the calibre of MR, WW, MS. Remeber one thing not for RW still GR is working for 7/11 with an ongoing war here.
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