Parliamentary debate on independent Muslim group in talks
[TamilNet, Friday, 26 September 2003, 02:15 GMT]
Muslim parliamentarians at a meeting held Wednesday agreed on the request by the leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and Minister Mr.Rauff Hakim
that a motion should be moved for a one day debate in parliament on the participation of Muslims as an independent group at the peace talks
between the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) when the talks
resume, sources said.
The meeting was held at the residence of the former Peoples' Alliance (PA) minister and currently a PA parliamentarian Mr.A.H.M.Fowzie at
the latter's request, sources said
Parliamentarians Mr.M.L.A.M.Hisbullah, Mr.Myown Mustapha, Mr. M.P.A.Azeez,
Mr.K.M.Thowfeek, Mr.K.M.Thowfeek, Ms Ferial Ashraff, Mr.Rishad Badiudin and
Mr. Noordeen Mashoor participated in the discussions.
Minister Mr.Rauff Hakim further said at the meeting that action should be
taken to create awareness among the Muslims on the day the motion is to be
taken up for debate in parliament, sources said.