UNP leader meets Buddhist prelates over MoU

[TamilNet, Thursday, 19 October 2006, 22:06 GMT]
Ranil Wickremasinghe, leader of the main opposition United National Party (UNP) Thursday met with Mahanayaka Thera of Malwatte Chapter and Mahanayaka Thera of Asgiriya Chapter separately and briefed them about the proposed Memorandum of Understanding between the two major political parties Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and UNP to forge a national consensus to identified six issues giving top priority to the ethnic conflict.

Election reforms and good governance are also included in the identified issues, he said.

Mr.Ranil Wickremanayake told these prelates that he had submitted the draft of the MoU to President Mahinda Rajapakse that had been ratified by the working committee and parliamentary group of the UNP last week.

Wickremasinghe indicated to these prelates that the MoU is likely to be signed on October 23 in Colombo.


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