‘ONE COUNTRY ONE VOICE’ lays out six pro­pos­als for en­dorse­ment

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY SHEAIN FERNANDOPU­LLE

In fact, it is a re­quest to all pa­tri­otic cit­i­zens to sup­port this move in or­der to con­vince the politi­cos of this country to make a bet­ter Sri Lanka

‘ONE COUNTRY ONE VOICE,’ a move­ment ini­ti­ated by a five-mem­ber team com­pris­ing busi­ness­men, aca­demics and pro­fes­sion­als, was launched yes­ter­day in view of res­ur­rect­ing the na­tion from the cur­rent cat­a­strophic sit­u­a­tion.

The team com­prises Tril­lium Prop­erty Man­age­ment & Ser­vices Lim­ited Chair­man Janaka Rat­nayake, Prof. Mu­ditha Vi­dana­p­ati­rane, busi­ness ty­coon Sydney Ga­janayake, Chartered Ac­coun­tant Su­jeewa Ra­japakse and for­mer Mer­chant Bank of Sri Lanka CEO Gamini Karunathi­lake.

Ad­dress­ing a news brief­ing, Mr. Rat­nayake said the fol­low­ing pro­pos­als would be pre­sented for en­dorse­ment by the gen­eral public:

1. Es­tab­lish­ment of one com­mon le­gal sys­tem and abol­ish­ment of laws based on re­li­gious, racial and ethics of referrals.

2. Cre­ation of a new po­lit­i­cal cul­ture by ban­ning par­ties that con­tain ref­er­ences to race, eth­nic­ity and re­li­gion in their names and principles.

3. Devel­op­ment and im­ple­men­ta­tion of poli­cies that pri­ori­tise na­tional se­cu­rity.

4. In­tro­duc­tion and im­ple­men­ta­tion of a code of ethics and con­duct for politician­s at all lev­els while be­ing treated only as com­mon cit­i­zens.

5. Up­hold­ing free­dom and rights for all cit­i­zens along­side plac­ing im­por­tance on the preser­va­tion of na­ture and cul­tural her­itage for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

6.To leg­is­late against ex­trem­ism and ter­ror­ism in the country.

“In fact, it is a re­quest to all pa­tri­otic cit­i­zens to sup­port this move in or­der to con­vince the politi­cos of this country to make a bet­ter Sri Lanka.we are of the opin­ion that it was for the bet­ter­ment of the fu­ture of all Sri Lankans and fu­ture politician­s should abide by the pro­pos­als. It should be noted that this is not a move based on any pol­i­tics. It is purely on be­half of the fu­ture of this country,” Mr. Ra­japakse said, adding that the team tar­geted two mil­lion sig­na­tures from the gen­eral public.

“We will use print, elec­tronic and so­cial me­dia plat­forms to trans­mit the six pro­pos­als and those who are will­ing may sign and send them back to us to the ad­dress men­tioned on it,” Mr. Ga­janayake said.

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