Thu, 09 Dec 2021 Today's Paper

It cannot be a Rajapaksa-Sampanthan agreement-MR

7 June 2013 11:15 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that all parties must get together for an all-inclusive political solution in the country and ‘it cannot be a Rajapaksa-Sampanthan agreement.’
 
The President made this comment when he met the visiting Indian delegation headed by the deputy leader of the opposition of the Rajya Sabha, Ravi Shankar Prasad at Temple Trees this afternoon. 
 
The President office in a statement said that during the conversation, Mr. Prasad told the President that “Sri Lanka’s unity and integrity are not negotiable.”
While congratulating President Rajapaksa for eradicating terrorism, the delegation said that what they saw during their visit to Jaffna “was an eye-opener,” noting the development work that has taken place, and said that the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission report “was a bold step and is brilliantly written.”
 
The delegation also spoke about the nature of the relationship between India and Sri Lanka and said that local issues in Sri Lanka sometimes impact India as well.
 
“Sri Lanka is a friend of India beyond politics, beyond government,” Mr. Prasad said. “It’s a relationship of the heart.”
 
The discussion also focused on several other areas of mutual interest, including the challenges faced by fishermen and the Parliamentary Select Committee to find a political solution in the north and east.
 
“All parties must get together for an all-inclusive political solution,” President Rajapaksa said. “We cannot import a solution, and it cannot be a Rajapaksa-Sampanthan agreement.”
 
The Indian delegation asked the President about northern elections to which President Rajapaksa reaffirmed his commitment to holding the elections in September of this year.
 

  Comments - 8

  • M.O.A. Careem Sunday, 09 June 2013 03:24 AM

    talk -talk & talk, is a good remedy and live with it...........now how many years........

    sobers Saturday, 08 June 2013 09:02 AM

    Rajapakse & sampathan can produce "RAJASAMBANTHAI"

    Lanka Silva Sunday, 09 June 2013 05:14 AM

    atta Boru Karayek..May Lokkah...Thook Witharak..

    rajarajaraja Sunday, 09 June 2013 05:27 AM

    Why he did not say this during his election time?

    NANDA. Sunday, 09 June 2013 06:37 AM

    NOW THE TAMIL ISSUE BECAME A JOKE FOR YOU, ANYWAY GET READY TO PAY A BIG PRICE FOR ALL THESE IGNORANCE.

    weha Friday, 07 June 2013 11:30 AM

    So are you saying is that all the things you have been doing until now has been done with the consent of all (im talking about the general public)

    Ampattan Friday, 07 June 2013 04:27 PM

    One thing I can say safely that President Rajapakse has no intention to resolve the Tamils problems. PSC is mainly consisting Rajapakses clans.

    Siri Friday, 07 June 2013 05:57 PM

    Well, he can begin by publishing the APRC Which never saw the light of day; and take it from there.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment





A Sri Lankan giving dignified burials to unclaimed bodies for five decades

After their death, most people are memorialized at a service, surrounded by g

Focus on Laggala Gem mining big shots bigger than the law

The truth is now being uncovered regarding an illegal mining racket in state

How and why the TNA was formed twenty years ago

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is now twenty years of age. The premier pol

India lays emphasis on culture diplomacy with Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to inaugurate the Kushinagar Inter