|APRC deliberations a futile
exercise — JHU
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.