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Monday, 07 July 2014 - 19:35
SA Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa says peace in SL can be restored through a constitutional change.
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South African special representative Cyril Ramaphosa who arrived in the island today said his ambition is to see Sri Lanka as a stable country where people enjoy human rights to the fullest.

Before commencing his two day official tour of the island Ramaphosa stated in a communiqué that he proposes a constitutional change to empower the reconciliation process in the country.

Cyril Ramaphosa who is also South Africa’s Vice President said that he listened to Sri Lankans in his country.

Earlier a TNA delegation visited South Africa and had discussions with Ramaphosa.

South Africa’s Special Representative Ramaphosa said that he would explore the possibility of using his country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission in implementing the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka.

According to the Airport Manager instructions were issued by the External Affairs Ministry to allow state media to cover only the arrival of Cyril Ramaphosa.

On his arrival, Ramaphosa met External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peries and is scheduled to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe this evening.

The South African Special Representative will meet TNA representatives tomorrow and then will embark on a tour of the North.

The External Affairs Ministry stated that Ramaphosa is scheduled to meet Northern Provincial Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, Governor Major General G.A. Chandrasiri and top security officers in the North.

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