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President says he will endorse a proposal by Parliament to solve the national issue

Jun 28, 2011 11:07:14 AM - itnnews.lk

President Rajapaksa has said that he will endorse a proposal decided by the Parliament to solve the national problem. The President emphasized that a Parliamentary Select Committee was the most appropriate to fulfill this. The President was addressing Chief Editors of Media Institutions at Temple Trees this morning. The resolution of the national issue should not be a solution of one or two parties. It should be a resolution reached by a majority through proposals of every party. Several parties have called for an All Party Conference. Accordingly the President said the suitable initiative should be a solution within the Parliament after soliciting views of every party representing the Legislature. Public representatives can present their views and proposals in Parliament.

The President pointed out that a genuine Sri Lankan solution can be found after a broad discussion at a Select Committee which will be represented by all parties. He stressed that a proposal to be presented by Parliament would be strong. Talks with Tamil parties are continuously being carried out. The President noted that the result of the discussions on what basis they were conducted should be presented to Parliament as mentioned by certain members of the opposition. There was no need for him to take time to solve the national issue. It was the Parliament that should speed up the solutions. The President emphasized to the Editorial Chiefs that the final decision lay not on his hands but on the Parliamentarians.