SLMC to support Wickremasinghe
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 05 October 2005, 11:02 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Wednesday announced its support to Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe, UNP leader, in the forthcoming Sri Lanka presidential election. Mr.Rauff Hakim, leader of the SLMC addressing a crowded media conference held at party headquarters "Darussalam" said a consensus has been reached between the leaderships of SLMC and United National Party on several issues relating to the welfare of the Muslim people.
He added the UNP presidential candidate Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe has agreed to recognize Muslim community a separate entity in future peace talks.
SLMC senior leaders and parliamentarians participated in the press conference, sources said