Friday, 19 September 2014 - 19:33
President reveals intrusion under the guise of democracy against the country. Democracy means common consensus; says Ranil.-Video
The 8th International Conference of Asian Political Parties was inaugurated in Colombo at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre today.
The inauguration ceremony was graced by Chief Guest President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe, Parliamentarian R. Dumindha Silva also participated the occasion.
Maldivian President Abdul Yameen Abdul Gayum attended as a guest of honour for the summit.
Nearly 250 delegates from 33 countries representing political parties and organizations attended the summit.
The 8th General Assembly of the ICAPP is held under the auspices of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the United National Party.
Speaking during the conference, President Mahinda Rajapaksa President stated that foreign elements are intervening under the guise of democracy against the country.
Later, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe addressed the summit and stated that Democracy means common consensus.