Domestic mechanism guarantees Sri Lanka’s sovereignty – PM Sandasen Marasinghe Sri Lanka’s sovereignty is guaranteed again by formulating a domestic mechanism to find out the truth about the war, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The Prime Minister said the LTTE and its leader Prabhakaran are responsible for this conflict and if they were alive, cases would have be filed against them. He added that most of them are dead. He added that the prime concern should be reconciliation and not filing cases.
The Prime Minister added that to bring about unity and reconciliation, the truth should be found first. He also said for this reason, Sri Lanka has introduced the Compassionate Council which other countries had not adopted in similar situations.
He added that this Council was adopted taking Emperor Dharmashoka’s example that he used Buddhism to bring about reconciliation, which is mainly based on Compassion (Karuna).
The Prime Minister made these observations at yesterday’s opening ceremony of the reconstructed Hyde Park Grounds, under the theme “Revolutionary Hyde Park-Now a revamped Arena”.