Thursday, April 01, 2010

UN interferes with internal affairs of Lanka: PM

By Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk - The Prime Minister said foreign elements were attempting to sabotage the country’s development effort and even the UN is interfering with the internal affairs of the country.

Addressing an election propaganda rally in Akuressa town on Monday (29) to support the UPFA candidates Manoj Sirisena and Vijeya Dahanayake, Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake stressed any organization or a country did not have a right to interfere with the affairs of Sri Lanka which is an independent and sovereign state.

The Prime Minister further said: “The present Proportional Representation System should be changed and the people provided with the opportunity to elect their representatives on electoral basis.

“President J.R. Jayewardene who abolished the electoral basis, introduced the proportional representation and the preferential voting system to create conflicts among the candidates contesting one banner.

This prevented the people from electing their representatives for the electorate.

The present government was seeking a mandate with two thirds majority to amend the constitution and to re-introduce the electoral basis system, before 1977/78.

“The country should have a stable government to implement the development projects and to boost foreign investments. The enemies of the country could be defeated only by forming a strong government,” he said.

Former Chief Minister, Southern Province H.G. Sirisena, and Chairman of Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha Munidasa Gamage attended the rally.

© Daily Mirror

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