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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 82

Terrorism would not have aggravated, if Bandaranaike-Chelva.

[b]Terrorism would not have aggravated, if Bandaranaike-Chelvanayagam pact implemented[/b]

[b]"I am not aligned with policies of some parties helping Mahinda" - Anura at Meerigama rally[/b]

[b]Colombo, 17 October, ([/b] “At the State Council in 1935, my father spoke about the power devolution among the minority parties and in 1958 while my father was the Prime-Minister when he was to implement the Bandaranaike-Chelvanayagam Pact, others including the United National Party went against it and if that pact was implemented at that time, the terrorism menace would not have aggravated to this extent,” said Anura Bandaranaike, Minister of Tourism and Foreign Affairs at an election rally held at Meerigama the day before yesterday.

Anura Bandaranaike said that due to the 1978 Constitution, instead of serving the nation, the President has now to go home.

Anura Bandaranaike was speaking at a Sri Lanka Freedom Party rally held at Meerigama in support of the presidential candidacy of Mahinda Rajapakse, organized by the Meerigama SLFP Organizer, Mrs Kokila Gunawardena.

This is the first time Minister Bandaranaike participated in a propaganda meeting.

The Minister further said "My father, S W R D Bandaranaike establishing the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and becoming the Prime Minister has made a great revolution in the country and as a promise he had made, he has made the Sinhala as the official language. Before Sri Lanka attaining Independence in 1935 he spoke about the devolution of power among the minorities in the country.”

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