‘Political solution should not be a mere document’
Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said that the political
solution to be worked out for the Northern people should not be limited
only to a mere document, but it should be a practical solution capable
of solving all the problems faced by them.
Minister Basil Rajapaksa
The minister who explained that the government did not intend to give
some sort of a solution to the Northern population, pointed out that the
government’s intention was to give a permanent solution lasting for a
Minister Rajapaksa rejected allegations that the government was
merely consuming time without working out a solution and made it clear
that the Parliamentary Select Committee had proposed that there should
be a political solution within a period of six months which he said was
a victory as it gives a solution within six months for a problem which
lasted for 30 years.
The minister made this observation when he met Tamil medium newspaper
and radio journalists in the Northern peninsula.
Minister Rajapaksa answered questions raised for about two hours at
the media discussion held at the Economic Development Ministry together
with editors and representatives of newspapers-Thinakaran, Udayan,
Sudaroli, Veerakesari and Navamini. The minister disclosed that quick
solutions would be found for the political problem in the North and
urged the Tamil speaking people to be confident.
Mass Media and Information Ministry Secretary W B Ganegala, Coconut
Development Ministry Secretary Anura Siriwardena, Northern Province
Governor G A Chandrasiri, Government’s Information Director General Prof
Ariyaratne Athugala and Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd Editorial
Director Seelaratne Senerath, were also present.