Saturday, January 24, 2009

Constitutional Ministry seeks Federal Solutions?

By Gomin Dayasri

(AT)The Select Committee report under the chairmanship of Vijitha Herath traced the origins of the relationship between the Burghof Foundation (BF) and the Ministry of Constitutional affairs which resulted in two agreements of 2001 and 2006 which was the central issue examined by the parliamentarians at a Select Committee.

The first Agreement of 2001 was during the period of Chandrika Kumaranatunga where G.L.Pieris was the Minister and the second Agreement was in 2006 under the Mahinda Rajapakse regime with D.E.W. Gunasekera, as the Minister. The Select Committee with heavy government representation has had the courage to be more critical of the 2006 Agreement which took place during the lifetime of the present government with D.E.W. Gunasekera as the Minister. Full Text