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* Sri Lankan government asks Tamil party to submit written proposals to PSC on a political solution
Mon, Jun 2, 2014, 10:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 02, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government, reiterating its stance that the parliamentary select committee (PSC) appointed by the President is the only avenue for a political solution to the national issues, has expressed willingness to accept written proposals from the main Tamil party on the issue.

The Chairman of the PSC, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has asked the main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA), to submit written proposals to settle the national problem if they are not willing to attend the committee sessions.

Minister Silva speaking to Hiru News has said that the committee is ready to consider such written submissions.

The PSC several times has appealed to the TNA to join the process and even foreign governments, including India, have also urged the TNA to join the PSC to discuss the political solution. Despite the requests, TNA continues to boycott the PSC.

The Sri Lankan parliament in November 2011 approved the setting up of a parliamentary select committee to formulate a political solution to the country's ethnic issue that is acceptable to all the communities in Sri Lanka.

The PSC, which is expected to recommend and report on political and constitutional measures to empower the people of Sri Lanka to live as one nation, is to comprise 19 governing party members and 12 opposition members.

However, the opposition parties including the TNA and main opposition United National Party (UNP) have not made their representations in the committee.

The Committee Secretary and Deputy Secretary General of Parliament Neel Iddawela have told Hiru News that the government nominees are continuing to participate in committee sessions and the committee is currently receiving public views regarding a solution to the national problem.

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