The CPSL said that the ongoing post-war national reconciliation efforts would receive a tremendous boost through setting up of an all-party provincial administration.
Having consulted senior representatives of political parties, including the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), CPSL General Secretary Senior Minister Dew Gunasekara yesterday said that the government should take up the issue with all political parties, which won seats at the Sept.8 poll for the Eastern Provincial Council.
DEW said that copies of the letter had also been forwarded to President Mahinda Rajapaksa and SLFP General Secretary Minister Maithripala Sirisena.
The CPSL move came in the wake of US Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake’s arrival in Colombo for consultations with the government and the Opposition.
Minister Gunasekara said that he had the blessings of the leftists such as Prof. Tissa Vitharana and Vasudeva Nanayakkara. The onus was on the five political parties that had won seats in the Eastern PC to reach an understating on a working arrangement if they were genuinely interested in helping the people of the Eastern Province and democratic wellbeing, he said.