Friday, May 29, 2009

Tamils issue: Rajapaksa for 'homegrown political solution'

Tamils issue: Rajapaksa for 'homegrown political solution'

(TH)Colombo (PTI): Fresh from his victory against the LTTE, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said his government will devise a "homegrown" political solution to resolve the decades-old ethnic problem in the country.

He invited Indian industrialists to come and contribute to the development of Sri Lanka especially since the security atmosphere will see a radical transformation now.

"The India-Lanka accord led to the 13th amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution. In that way the homegrown approach covers the position of India, too. This time, a political solution will be devised after taking every shade of Sri Lankan opinion into consideration," Mr. Rajapaksa told The Week in an interview. Full text