Ranil briefs monks on
situation in the country
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday
in Galle launched the first in a series of island-wide seminars
to create awareness among the Buddhist clergy on the MOU his party
signed with the ruling SLFP.
Mr. Wickremesinghe also made use of the occasion
to brief the monks gathered at the Vidyaloka Pirivena on the current
developments, including the killing of TNA parliamentarian Nadarajah
He told the monks that after the murder of Mr.
Raviraj, he held talks with the Speaker, TNA MPs and leaders of
other political parties on the situation in the country.
He said he exchanged ideas with President Mahinda
Rajapaksa and he was of the view that an independent inquiry should
be held into the killing of the MP.
The Opposition Leader also appreciated the president’s
decision to obtain the assistance of the Scotland Yard Police to
probe the killing.
Mr. Wickremesinghe said he urged the government
to focus more attention on such incidents that took place amidst
The UNP Leader said that at talks with the TNA
MPs in Parliament, he agreed to take up their views with the President
except the question of dividing the country.