President stresses need for vigilance in national security
Meeting with US Asst. Secretary Boucher
COLOMBO: President Mahinda Rajapaksa who explained the
prevailing security situation in Sri Lanka to the US Assistant Secretary
of State Ambassador Richard Boucher yesterday, stressed on the need to
be vigilant in the interests of national security.
At the meeting with Ambassador Boucher at Temple Trees earlier
yesterday, President Rajapaksa said he sought the help of the
International Community to resolve the Sri Lanka conflict and achieve
peace, a media release from the President Secretariat stated.
During discussions on matters regarding Human Rights, the President
told Ambassador Boucher that the Government was doing its best to ensure
that there were no Human Rights violations and that all reports of Human
Rights violations were looked into.
The US Assistant Secretary of State was also told that the Government
fully supported the work of the Ministry for Human Rights, the Human
Rights Commission and various other institutions and commissions of
inquiry set up to probe any violations of Human Rights and take remedial
“During discussions on the SLFP’s proposals for Constitutional
Reform, President Rajapaksa explained the rationale behind these
proposals to Ambassador Boucher. The President said the final proposals
for Constitutional Reform would come from the All Party Representative
Committee, which would comprise the basis for further Constitutional
Reform,” the release stated.