"No room for revival of terrorism" - PM

Thursday, 26 March 2015 - 19:33

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe reiterated that there is no room left for the revival of terrorism in any part of the country.

He said the goal of the government is to build a country for all communities to live, irrespective of their race or creed.

Addressing the heads of media institutions at Temple Trees this morning, the Prime Minister stated that all should make commitments towards such a goal.

He also said that an office under the patronage of former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has been set up already, with the intension of restoring communal harmony.

He added that the next goal of the government is to restore financial disciplines and new institutions have already been established to cope with the issues.

The 19th constitutional amendment has already been presented in parliament as promised during the Presidential election.

Pointing out that several factions have filed cases against the new amendment with the Supreme Court, The premier stated that steps would be taken to pass the new amendment after the Supreme Court delivers its verdict.

In addition, discussions have commenced with political parties in order to change the current electoral system.

The Prime Minister said that a final decision would be taken once the discussions are completed.