"National govt. won't solve problems" -Hakeem

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 22 August 2001, 15:45 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress has appealed to the main opposition United National Party to formulate and implement a strategy that would compel the government to call a new general election early. Mr.Rauff Hakeem, leader of the SLMC and Kandy District Parliamentarian Wednesday said, "some political parties joining in the name of forming a national government of reconciliation will not solve the burning problems of the country."

rauff_hakeem_1-p.jpgCommenting on the Prime Minister's invitation to Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe for political talks to resolve the present political crisis, Mr. Hakeem said, "there is no alternative to a general election to resolve the present political crisis. The chauvinist policy of the government has now become evident as it has invited the main opposition party to form a government in the name of national reconciliation."

"The mandate given by the people to the present government has now lapsed. Therefore a new mandate should be obtained first from the people to form a new government," said Mr. Hakeem. "My party is now prepared to accommodate suitable adjustments in its policy if the United National Party adopts a strategy that would force the government to conduct an early general election."

"The government earlier attempted to destroy the SLMC by causing a split in its rank and file. Now the ruling party is on the verge of a split," Mr.Hakeem said.

Meanwhile, UNP's high command will meet Wednesday evening to discuss the latest move by the PA government, party sources said.

 

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