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Sri Lanka: Stop foreign funding to NGOs,rescind the OISL Report & resolution 30/1 – Pro Rajapaksa professionals

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The National Association of University Academics met the Prime Minister at the Secretariat and forwarded a memorandum with 5 points to be implemented expeditiously.

The Secretary of the Association .Prof Channa Jayasumana presented the recommendations and other academics expressed their views followed by him.

The Prime Minister stated that he would study these recommendations in depth and would intervene to his utmost to implement them.

Around 60 academics representing all Universities in Sri Lanka participated in this discussion.

Senior Lectures r of the Eastern Province Suresh Kannan and Mufisaal Abu Bakar too joined in this discussion. The Prime Minister instructed officials to take relevant steps related to the recommendations forwarded.

The five recommendations included the following

  1. Abandon the Constitutional amendment process that lacked transparency and fraught with deceit.

  2. Expose the reports related to Central Bank Bond scam which resulted in running the economy of the country and punish those responsible after investigation.

  3. Take steps to rescind the UN OISL Report and the resolution 30/1 co-sponsored by the former Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera with no approval from the State.

  4. Protect all national heritages and important archeological sites with no differentiation to regions.

  5. Stop the possibility of NGOs to receive foreign funds directly and to establish a mechanism to monitor their activities.

Reported in Sinhala pro Rajapaksa news site Lankacnews.

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