Sri Lanka to appoint a Parliamentary Select Committee to formulate solutions to the ethnic issue
The government has decided to entrust the Parliament to prepare a political solution for the North and East issue. Government sources inform that President Mahinda Rajapaksa will request the Speaker of Parliament this week to appoint an all party committee in this connection.
Minister Douglas Devananda and leaders of several political parties allied with the government have requested the government to appoint an all party Parliamentary Select committee to formulate a political solution to the North and East problem. Minister Devananda also informed the importance of entrusting this matter to the Parliamentary Select committee when he had a telephone discussion with the Indian National Security head Shiva Shanker Menon during his visit to Sri Lanka.
Government sources also informed that President Mahinda Rajapaksa held discussions in length with the political party leaders at the Parliamentary Complex last Friday in this regard and has arrived at a conclusion about appointing of this committee.
It is reported that the Government has decided to discuss this matter by the proposed Parliamentary Select committee, and the decisions arrived at will be submitted to Parliament for formal approval.
- Asian Tribune -