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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2647

Sri Lanka still waits for political solution

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Colombo, 04 January, (Asiantribune.com): Media Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa at cabinet media briefing said yesterday that the government continues to adhere to its stance to find a political solution to the ethnic problem. He further said recommendations of the all-party representatives committee would announce next month. Anura Priyadarshana Yapa reiterated the objective of the government is to eliminate terrorism and not to target any particular group.Anura Priyadarshana Yapa reiterated the objective of the government is to eliminate terrorism and not to target any particular group.

He added this would pave the way to arrive at a negotiated settlement to the problem. Minister Yapa reiterated the objective of the government is to eliminate terrorism and not to target any particular group. The cabinet has decided to abolish the ceasefire agreement, and handed over powers to the Prime Minister to deal with any legal measures regarding ceasefire monitoring and other related activities.

Senior SP and head of the Colombo Crime Investigating Division Anura Senanayake at the briefing said it has been established that the suspect of the killing of parliamentarian Mr. T. Maheshwaran had connections with the LTTE. The suspect currently receiving treatment at the hospital is a resident in Jaffna.

It has also been found out that he has been residing in Wattala since 1995.

Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa commenting on Wednesday’s claymore bomb explosion said the bomb that was exploded was at the Nippon hotel.

The general manager of the hotel is the head of the civil defence committee in the area.

- Asian Tribune -

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