Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on his return from the United States says his immediate priority is to ensure the peace process is not jeopardised.
ldblquote I have to create an environment that is conducive for the peace process,
dblquote says Wickremesinghe adding that his mandate from the people was to enable the peace process. rn
rnldblquote I will stay with that mandate, I will not move away from that mandate and I will not betray that mandate.
rnFor this Wickremesinghe says Parliament had to be reconvened immediately, because only parliament is empowered to take forward the peace process and the plans for an interim administration. rn
rnThe Prime Minister says a majority in the Parliament backed him and his government along with the international community. rn
rnMeanwhile, Wickremesinghe says he will hold talks with the four chairs of the peace process, Norway, the United States, Japan the United Kingdom also including India to discuss the immediate remedial measures a