UNP to attend next APRC-Wickremasinghe

[TamilNet, Friday, 29 December 2006, 13:14 GMT]
The main opposition United National Party (UNP) is expected to attend the next meeting of the All Party Representative Committee (APRC), which is scheduled to meet in the second week of January, Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe, leader of the UNP, said Friday.



UNP has nominated Professor G.L.Peiris, UNP national list parliamentarian and Mr.K.N.Choksy, former minister in the then UNP government to attend the deliberations of the APRC.

Meanwhile, Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe is to meet Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse in the second week of January, before January 15 to discuss further development in the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the UNP and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), main constituent in the Rajapakse government.

He is expected to his express his concern regarding the formation of two administrations de-merging the northeast into two provinces without informing the UNP thus violating the MoU, UNP sources said.

The MoU has been signed based on six identified issues giving top priority to find political solution to the ethnic conflict, sources said.

Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe is scheduled to leave Colombo on Sunday for Tanzania on a private visit and due to return on January 10th, UNP sources said.

 

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