|Wednesday, 27 October 2004|
NACPR political committee meets on November 1
The first meeting of the political committee of the National Advisory Committee for Peace and Reconciliation (NACPR) will be held at the BMICH on November 1.
Two representatives from each political party, represented in Parliament, have been invited to attend these meetings. The opening address will be made by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, states a press release from the Office of the President.
The inauguration of the National Advisory Committee Peace and Reconciliation was held on October 4.
The first meeting of the Religious Committee will be held on November 2, also at the BMICH. Religious dignitaries from Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Catholic and Christian communities will participate.
The first meeting of the committee on Civil Society will be held on November 4. Representatives of a range of spheres including professionals from business, academic and non-governmental organisations will participate. These committees will deliberate on an ongoing basis on issues pertaining to the peace process, and advance understanding and reconciliation among different communities.
At regular intervals, these committees will submit their views and conclusions to the plenary sessions of the National Advisory Council for Peace and Reconciliation. The committees will address several themes related to pursuing a just and durable peace in the country.
These themes will include the commitment to peaceful and non-violent means for resolving the violent conflict; the urgent need for effective development in the conflict-affected North and East; the importance of political reform that will lead to a permanent peace; and the strengthening of human rights and pluralism.
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