has failed to deliver – Hakeem
Sri Lanka Muslim
Congress (SLMC) Leader Rauff Hakeem has declared that the All
Party Representative Committee (APRC), established by the
government to seek a solution to the ethnic conflict, has failed
to deliver a conclusive set of proposals.
Hakeem, who is also the Posts and Telecommunication Minister,
was speaking at the 23rd anniversary of the National Posts and
Telecommunication Union at Gunasinghapura.
“The government’s APRC has been unable to come up with proposals
to solve the problem in the country. The national problem should
be overcome through a political solution as the country has
stepped into a decisive situation at present,” he asserted.
Minister Hakeem reiterated that the SLMC strongly believes that
the problem can only be solved through a political solution and
war is only a temporary victory.
“The SLMC is vehemently opposed to any military solution taken
by the government in order to solve the national problem,” he
Hakeem further added that the SLMC worked together with the UNP
in the past and that his party decided to join the government
since they had to face numerous challenges.
Minister Hakeem declared that the SLMC was a crucial party in
deciding on the second reading of the Budget.
“The JVP was engaged in a political game at that time. Although
they have the right to act so as a political party, the general
public should be aware of the decisions they take inside the
party,” Hakeem said.