ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday September 16, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 16

MEP, JHU to return to APRC

The two political parties which withdrew their support from the All Party Representatives Committee have agreed to work within the framework of the proposals discussed. APRC ran into trouble a few weeks back when the MEP and JHU said they were dissatisfied over the manner in which the meetings were conducted.

The MEP which participated at all the meetings, withdrew from the Committee saying the Committee was following its own agenda leaving out key issues which needed to be discussed.

The party alleged that there was an understanding between the parties that a solution to the ethnic conflict should be reached through the Mahinda Chinthana, maintaining a unitary state and the de merger.

APRC Chairman Tissa Vitharana told The Sunday Times that all the parties have reached a common understanding on various topics.“Currently we are discussing the issues which need to be ironed out. There was some problem a few weeks ago but now we are going ahead with the meetings. Still it’s difficult to give an exact date when it will be finalized. But the meetings are taking place,” Professor Vitharana said.

He said the final recommendations will be on consensus by all parties as the parties would sign a common document.

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