Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday told the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) leadership that the only solution to the ethnic problem in the country is a federalism. He said he was agreeable to granting self rule to the North-East region, JHU sources told The Island.
The discussion between the UNP leader and the JHU leadership was held at the Parliamentary complex on Tuesday.
A JHU spokesman said the discussion was very cordial and another round of talks expected to be held in the near future.
The JHU was represented at the discussion by Ven. Dr. Ellawala Medhananda, Ven. Athuraliye Ratana, Champika Ranawaka and H. M. G. B. Kotakadeniya.