|Saturday, 10 January 2004|
Two main parties should unite - EPDP
General Secretary of the EPDP Douglas Devananda MP said the two main political parties should make a joint effort to find a lasting solution to the ethnic problem and all progressive forces should support such an endeavour in the national interest.
Commenting on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's recent announcement at Panduwasnuwara - that the President should carry forward the peace talks by renegotiating the MOU with the LTTE unless she hands back the three ministries taken over by her - Mr. Devananda said what matters is finding solutions to problems rather than who handled ministry responsibilities.
What was essential for all parties and forces to go beyond Government and Opposition boundaries and act in the national interest.
Mr. Devananda said the present peaceful environment should be maintained and the EPDP believed that a lasting political solution to the ethnic problem should be found through meaningful discussion and negotiation.
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