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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

SL's sovereignty: Basis for resolving conflict

[b]SL's sovereignty: Basis for resolving conflict[/b]

By Janaka Perera – Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 20 February, ([/b] Attorney-at-Law Senaka Weeraratne addressing the international conference on "Geneva Negotiations: Implementing the Electoral Mandate" at the BMICH Colombo, February 18, called for the recognition of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty as the foundation of resolving the national problem and insisted that the centre remained sovereign over all aspects that are integral to the nation’s sovereignty in devolving power.

He was speaking on "The Concept of Single Sovereignty and Worldwide Constitutions."

The World Alliance for Peace in Sri Lanka (WAPS) in association with the National Joint Committee and Sansadaya organized the conference on Sunday at the BMICH, Colombo.

Weeraratne emphasized the need for total autonomy in conducting Foreign Relations with other States and international institutions.

"Negotiations with foreign states and international institutions such as the World Bank or IMF must be done exclusively by the central government. Any departure from this principle must have the express consent of the center, which should not be given under any circumstance that impact on sovereignty and national security."

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