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* Prime Minister says can't allow the extremists to ruin the final opportunity for a political solution
Fri, Sep 22, 2017, 11:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 22, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the time has come for a final opportunity to provide a political solution to the country through the Unity Government and therefore, the extremists should not be allowed to deprive the country of such an opportunity.

The Premier said that the government has now provided the complete report as no majority, no minority. There are opinions from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Tamil National Alliance and the joint opposition and all those have been included in the report.

He said that MP Dinesh Gunawardena of the joint opposition began a hassle in parliament as usual when the report on new constitution was presented and some said this will be halted. But when he read through the document of the Joint Opposition, the Premier said he found nothing that said it was unacceptable.

"Everything can be discussed. They are in agreement with certain matters as much as we are," he said.

The Premier said this is the just the beginning and it will be discussed at the end of the next month. "It has to end there. We should not allow extremists to make it an extremist battle. We have to take this forward because this is the final opportunity people get," he stressed.

The Prime Minister expressed these views participating in the opening ceremony of the police housing project constructed under the "Nila Sevana" scheme in Wekunugoda, Galle. One hundred houses are constructed under the scheme. Eight houses valued at Rs. 3.2 million have been constructed for police officers in the junior grades while 20 houses worth Rs. 3.9 million have been constructed for officer of Inspector grade.

The officers' house contains three bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchen and two bathrooms. In addition the complex will have a car park, children's' park and a playground.

Minister of Law and Order, Sagala Ratnayake, Minster Vajira Abeywardena, IGP Pujith Jayasundara and senior police officers participated in the event.


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