Sunday, May 31, 2009

Usually divided House speaks in one voice!

By Chandani Kirinde, Our Lobby Correspondent

(ST)The military defeat of the LTTE seems to have brought about a more conciliatory approach between the government and opposition parliamentarians with many seeing the post-war scenario as an opportunity to work together to develop the country. But some of the past contentions surfaced from time-to-time when Parliament met last week.

It was the first day Parliament met after President Mahinda Rajapaksa opened a new session of the House last week and announced that the country had been completely freed from the clutches of separatist terrorism. Full text