The government is working on a political solution parallel to the war offensives against terrorism, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has assured opposition leader, Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The assurance came during talks at the Presidential Secretariat today (Oct. 24th) following the President’s invitation to the opposition leader for discussions on several issues.
The topics that had come up included war offensives in north, protests in Tamil Nadu against same and the Central Indian government's stance on the issue.
Speaking to ‘Lanka Dissent’, a senior official of the opposition leader’s office said the President has emphasized that Kilinochchi would be liberated soon.
The President also agreed with Mr. Wickremesinghe on the necessity of a political solution for the ethnic crisis and the need of cooperation with India in terms of mutual understanding.
Taking up the issue of appointments to the Constitutional Council, Mr. Rajapaksa has agreed to call a meeting with the opposition leader as soon as Prime Minister Rathnasiri Wickremanayake returns from an overseas visit.
Leader of the House Nimal Siripala De Silva and Chief Government Whip Dinesh Gunawardena also attended the meeting.
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