President meets with the Leader of Opposition

[TamilNet, Thursday, 09 September 2004, 13:24 GMT]
President Ms. Chandrika Kumaratunga briefed the Leader of Opposition Thursday on the Government's proposal for initiating a National Advisory Council for Peace & Reconciliation with the objective of establishing a consultative process with all political parties as well as with religious dignitaries and civil society groups, informed the Presidential Secretariat in a news release.

Full text of the news release from the Presidential Secretariat follows:

President discusses consultative process with Leader of the Opposition

President Kumaratunga today met with the Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe for an informal discussion on matters of national interest.

The President explained to Mr. Wickremasinghe, the Governmentís proposal for initiating a National Advisory Council for Peace & Reconciliation with the objective of establishing a consultative process, with political parties as well as with religious dignitaries and civil society groups.

The Leader of the Opposition indicated that he would discuss the proposal with his party and keep the President informed.

 

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