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Mano Ganesan proposes Tamil MPs Caucus

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Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) leader MP Mano Ganesan has proposed the establishment of a Tamil MPs Caucus in Parliament. MP Mano Ganesan has written to Tamil political party leaders ITAK president Mavai Senathirasa, TELO chief Selvam Adaikalanathan, DPLF leader D. Sidhdharthan, and TMK Secretary C.V.Wigneswaran.

MP Ganesan told the media that his colleagues in TPA Palani Thigambaram and V. Radhakrishnan are in favour of such a forum. Welcoming the efforts of the government and international development partners in addressing the current economic crisis and subsequent revival of the economy, MP Ganesan said, however, the national question, which is a root cause should also obtain equal attention.

The TPA Leader further said that he has three reasons for his proposal, explaining one being to express the collective desire of the Tamil people to settle down within an undivided Sri Lanka sharing wealth and power as co-stakeholders of national sovereignty as Sri Lankans. Two, commence collective dialogue with all the national political parties and also reach out to the Sinhala community leaders and organizations, beyond politicians.

Three, collectively request the international community and development partners of Sri Lanka to use their good offices with the government of Sri Lanka to insist upon the latter to stand by the respective international commitments, he said.

MP Ganesan also said the proposed Caucus should not tassel with engaging in discussing political solutions of the Tamil-speaking people, adding that it is too technical and should be the responsibility of the respective political parties with the mandate of the respective people.

He further said there are basic variations between the political aspirations of the Tamils of the North and East and the hill country Tamils and Muslims, and the Caucus should only prepare the ground for such talks.

The Tamil MPs Caucus should not be a mono-ethnic apparatus. Progressive-minded Sinhala MPs also can be invited to take part as observers and associates of the Caucus, the MP stated.Stating that the final decision depends on the responses he anticipates from Tamil parties, the MP added that if there is no such positivity forthcoming, he will not proceed with his proposed Tamil MPs Caucus in the Parliament of Sri Lanka.



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Future of Sri Lanka will be determined by the economic policies implemented over the next five years – President

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized that the future of Sri Lanka will be determined by the economic policies implemented over the next five years.

The President delivered this statement while addressing the youth and business community in Mannar during his participation in the “Youth Conference” held on  Sunday (16).

The President initially attended the Mannar District “Youth Conference” held at the Conference Hall in Mannar Town Hall. The conference, themed “Journey for a Bright Future,” included an award ceremony where the President presented certificates and cash prizes to students who excelled in the 2023/2024 G.C.E Advanced Level Examination.

President Wickremesinghe interacted directly with the youth, addressing their questions and providing positive responses.  He explained that over the past four years, job creation was hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis and he assured the audience that the upcoming economic program would create new job opportunities for those previously unable to secure employment.

The President emphasized that it is up to the youth to decide whether they wish to advance their own future and contribute to the country through the government’s program.

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President assures that persons on pilgrimage to Madhu will not be hindered

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Addressing the Mannar District Development Committee meeting held at the Mannar District Secretariat on Sunday (16), President Ranil Wickremesinghe said  that it is unfair to arrest and fine pilgrims on their way to sacred sites like Madhu Church and Sri Pada.and assured that pilgrims visiting  Madhu Church will be provided with all necessary facilities to engage in their pilgrimage activities without any hindrance.

He instructed that if pilgrims are arrested in the future, the President’s Office should be informed immediately.

During the meeting, the President directed the Sri Lanka Army to clean and develop both sides of the existing Madhu Road for the convenience of the pilgrims visiting Madhu Church. He also said that a representative of the Bishop of Mannar, the Department of Forest Conservation, the Road Development Authority and the Sri Lanka Police should coordinate to ensure that these tasks are completed before the upcoming annual festival of the church of Our Lady of Madhu.

The DDC meeting, which focused on the future development plans for the Mannar district was attended by Political representatives and government officials.

 

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Abandon selfishness and embrace a life of sacrifice and harmony to achieve spiritual and worldly success – President

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his Hajj message emphasizes that to achieve spiritual and worldly success, individuals must abandon selfishness and embrace a life of sacrifice and harmony. It is with this noble aim in mind that Muslims celebrate the Hajj festival each year.

On this occasion, Muslims from around the globe gather at a single place of worship, united in purpose, to pray for communal values that embody the hope of humanity. The Hajj celebration fosters feelings of equality and brotherhood among all people, delivering a profound message for world peace.

I extend my heartfelt wishes to the entire Muslim community in Sri Lanka and around the world for a meaningful Hajj celebration, where everyone comes together to fulfill the aspirations of humanity.

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