President tells Indian External Affairs Minister-LET PARLIAMENT LOOK AT 13 A
Posted on October 8th, 2013

Courtesy The Daily News

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Parliament is the best forum to address the issue of implementation of the 13th Amendment, adding that Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) members should engage in dialogue and come up with a solution that is in line with -Ëœwhat the people want-â„¢.

The President expressed this view to Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid when the latter called on him at President-â„¢s House yesterday morning.

A number of issues of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting with the underlying objective of developing strategies for the two countries to coordinate more closely towards further strengthening relations.

Commenting on the recently-concluded provincial elections in the Northern Province, Khurshid commended President Rajapaksa-â„¢s stewardship in holding elections after decades and said he felt it was a very important step for society, one that would likely be viewed as a great historic moment.

The President and Khurshid also discussed issues that have arisen between fishermen of the two countries.

It was agreed that the best way forward would be to facilitate a dialogue between fishing communities of both countries so that the fishermen themselves can find solutions to their problems.

A similar approach was also proposed for the business communities to enhance interaction where business men and women of Sri Lanka and India can better work together.

Indian High Commissioner to Colombo Y.K. Sinha accompanied Khurshid along with several other officers from the Indian External Affairs Ministry and the Indian High Commission.

External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minister Douglas Devananda, Power and Energy Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, External Affairs Ministry Monitoring MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatilaka Amunugama and Sri Lanka-â„¢s High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam were also present.

8 Responses to “President tells Indian External Affairs Minister-LET PARLIAMENT LOOK AT 13 A”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    “It was agreed that the best way forward would be to facilitate a dialogue between fishing communities of both countries so that the fishermen themselves can find solutions to their problems.”

    So you think we are FOOLS, Mr president?

    Fishermen will NOT talk to fishermen and resolve their problems. We all know that. IF that was possible, it would have happened by now.

    What will happen is LEADERS of the fishing communities on both sides will talk to each other DIRECTLY. Who would that be? TNA north PC and Tamil Madu govt.

    TNA north PC is getting foreign relations powers to deal DIRECTLY with Tamil Madu!! They ALWAYS WANTED it. Do you see what I see?

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    “President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Parliament is the best forum to address the issue of implementation of the 13th Amendment, adding that Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) members should engage in dialogue and come up with a solution that is in line with ‘what the people want’.”

    Again wrong.

    The best forum is a REFERENDUM = what the people want.

  3. SA Kumar Says:

    both wrong !

    1) Eg:Mrs Clientant meet Jeyalalitha is that mean TN deal with USA ? NO
    it is same TN CM meet NP CM that all !!! you are imagining too much !!!

    2) The best forum is a REFERENDUM – No if Referendum happing it will be in NEP only , if than NEP people 90% say yes to 13 plus !
    EG: Qubec have referendum not whole Canada !

    Do you see what I see? of cause you will see !!!

    Unity in diversity , no short cut , United Provincial council of Sri Lanka ! that United Mother Lanka !

    soon Yal Devi meet Urudra Devi at Anurathapura(m) !

  4. S de Silva Says:

    Following dialogue, the PSC could indicate that the consensus for the Solution is a NATIONWIDE Referendum, whether 13A is to be accepted as is, amended OR ditched. Hope that our Mr President spelled all these possibilities out to Mr Khurshid for avoidance of doubt – S de Silva – London

  5. S de Silva Says:

    I also hope Mr Khurshid was reminded that the 13A was signed over 25 years ago under duress and that we do have the right to the changes what we now consider necessary – SdeS

  6. Fran Diaz Says:

    We await the PSC and their decision for the outcome for the 13-A in Sri Lanka.

  7. SA Kumar Says:

    Fran Diaz
    How many PSC , LLRC we have producted since 1948 my sinhala brother , as one of UNP former minister ( forgot his name) said we all know problm & solution but who can implement !!!
    hope & pray Our Maththara Maththaya MR can & will do it !!!

  8. S.A Says:

    MR knows the outcome of his PSC. JHU has already left the PSC. JVP is not participating. Majority of the participants, UNP, Muslim and Tamil parties, Marxist parties are for 13A. No one to oppose 13A in the PSC. MR too is for 13A. Now all those who opposed war against LTTE ,Vasu, Rajitha, Vitharana, Dew etc are in the forefront of the Government. Very soon MR will destroy all opponents to 13A. He has almost done it to JVP & JHU.

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