President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized that all political parties should come to a common agreement to provide a solution to the ethnic problem by the upcoming 75th Independence Celebration.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe revealed this while attending the All-Party Conference held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (13) afternoon, Presidential Media Division said.
The President convened this conference with the aim of finding a solution to the ethnic problem through national reconciliation.
“We must all come together to solve the problem in this country. Whether it is called an ethnic problem or something else is not important. We want to provide solutions to these problems.
All the political parties came together to find a solution for this and reach an agreement in the parliament. Today this party leaders’ meeting was called for that purpose. The northern parliamentarians have raised the national issue of the country today. This question can be discussed in two parts.
The first is the process of compensation for the missing and investigations. There are many problems that need to be solved regarding the Prevention of Terrorism Act, as well as land.
The second is the arrangement required to do legal work related to power devolution. In this regard, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Justice are jointly implementing a special program.
Accordingly, we hope to provide a report on the missing persons and political prisoners. After that, we can talk about devolution. The report of the committee headed by Supreme Court Justice Nawaz will be printed in a week. The report includes a number of proposals. We are also considering the suggestions of the previous reports,” he said addressing the conference.