‘Deliberations should be scientific and practical’:
Equality and dignity among communities – PSC’s aim-Minister D.E.W.
The newly appointed Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC)
should strive for equality and dignity among communities while remaining
free of communal discord, Senior Minister of Human Resources D.E.W.
Gunasekara told the Sunday Observer. Gunasekara, a member of the PSC
representing the CP said that the ultimate objective should be to get at
least 60 percent consensus among political parties for a solution within
a unitary Sri Lankan state.
Prior to Northern polls:
Registration of displaced persons begins
The Elections Department will begin registering
displaced voters ahead of the Northern Provincial Council election to
ensure that the large numbers who have migrated internally or are
overseas due to terrorism will have their franchise rights restored. The
polls are due to be held in September this year and the polls related
activities will commence when registration is completed.
Consensus vital for Constitutional reforms – Minister Nimal
Siripala de Silva
The thirty-year political career of Irrigation and
Water Management Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva is proof of the fact
that he is a politician who practises gentlemanly politics and maintains
close rapport with the Government and Opposition Parliamentarians.
TNA making big mistake:
We lived like a family at one time -Anandasangaree
The TNA is making a big mistake. I would have been
the best advisor to Sampanthan if he would have taken me in. But he is
guided by people who were not even born when this problem in the country
originated. I have lived at a time when the Sinhalese and the Tamils in
the country never felt that they were strangers. They lived like
brothers, before Independence,