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APRC deliberations a futile exercise — JHU

By Vindya Amaranayake
The All Party Representative Committee (APRC) deliberations would prove futile since it comprises parties adhering to contradictory political ideologies, Jathika Hela Urumaya representative to the APRC Udaya Gammanpila said recently.
“It is difficult to reach consensus at the APRC. We represent different political ideologies. It is not possible to agree to something that contradicts with that. We don’t want to be traitors to our voter base,” he pointed out.
Gammanpila was present at a symposium held to discuss the plus and minuses on the APRC reports with a group of senior politicians and civil society members.
He also said that to call the purpose of the APRC as a means to reach a southern consensus would be to mislead the public. He questioned if the TNA was excluded from the committee due to this reason then, why the EPDP, SLMC and NUA were included.