UN, EU pledge to pro­mote rec­on­cil­i­a­tion in Sri Lanka

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY ROMESH MADUSHANKA

Chief Min­is­ter of the North­ern Prov­ince C. V. Wigneswaran had been in­formed by the United Na­tions and the Euro­pean Union that they had pledged their co­op­er­a­tion to pro­mote rec­on­cil­i­a­tion be­tween all com­mu­ni­ties in Sri Lanka.

Co­or­di­na­tor to the United Na­tions Una Makoli and Am­bas­sador of the Euro­pean Union Toolai Mar­gue had in­di­cated this dur­ing a meet­ing with the Chief Min­is­ter on their tour of Jaffna on Wed­nes­day (15).

The vis­it­ing del­e­gates had a lengthy dis­cus­sion with the Chief Min­is­ter on the

Among the mat­ters that had been dis­cussed was the ne­ces­sity of a power shar­ing through the new con­sti­tu­tion

present po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion of Sri Lanka and also the af­fairs of the North­ern Pro­vin­cial Coun­cil. Among the mat­ters that had been dis­cussed was the ne­ces­sity of a power shar­ing through the new con­sti­tu­tion and also the ad­di­tional pow­ers the North­ern Pro­vin­cial Coun­cil would be vested with.

The del­e­gates dur­ing their visit to Jaffna also out­lined the man­ner in which the UN and the EU would al­lo­cate aid and as­sis­tance for the de­vel­op­ment of the North by pro­cess­ing the funds through the Sri Lankan gov­ern­ment.

In his re­ply the Chief Min­is­ter stated that much thought should be put into whether the peo­ple of the North are aware of the steps taken by the gov­ern­ment to­wards the de­vel­op­ment of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, the de­lay in the set­ting up the of­fice of Miss­ing Per­sons and also the lack of progress in the po­lit­i­cal de­ci­sions taken by the gov­ern­ment.

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