By Thameenah Razeek
Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera said, the All Party Conference resulted in creating a powerful Opposition Leader and that is UNP Leader, Ranil Wickremesinghe.
He said, Wickremesinghe has a number of good ideas and was able to capture the attention of the people of the country.
“In fact, despite the fact that we represent the SLFP, Wickremesinghe demonstrated to the public, during the All Party Conference, what a true leader is. We appreciate it,” he said.
In addition, he said, they want members from the Samagi Jana Balawegaya and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna to participate in future meetings.
“The goal of holding an All Party Conference is not for political advantage. A crisis situation has arisen in many parts of the country. These issues are wreaking havoc on the public. As a result, we called an All Party Conference to find solutions to the country’s challenges. As the SLFP, we made that proposition,” he said.
Further, Amaraweera said, it would be beneficial for people from other parties to attend the conference as well because it will be favourable to them as well.
“Our main goal is to benefit the people,” he stated.
The UNP, the TNA, Prof. Tissa Vitarana, Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera, the SLFP, and many others were present.