"..Our prime objective is peace. We stand for peace and peace
alone. All these years our opponents have ruthlessly and
viciously misinterpreted our proposals to solve the national
issue. We will end the war and build national unity. We will
bring about a political solution acceptable to all those who are
party to the crisis, within the framework of an undivided Sri
Lanka. We will initiate this process with a warm heart and a
Once we come to power, we will initiate a dialogue with all
political parties, the clergy, and civil society organisations,
in order to arrive at a broad based political solution,
acceptable to all. We will also involve the LTTE in the process.
We will not introduce constitutional reforms until we have
arrived at a political solution acceptable to the majority of
An interim administration will be set up for the northern
and eastern provinces. We will appoint an independent
commission to solve the problems of people who have been
displaced and rendered helpless by war. This sensitive issue
should be adequately discussed by all sections of civil society.
We are aware of the acute suffering undergone by the people
ofthe North and East on a daily basis, owing to the lack of
tood, medicine, and other essentials. We also understand the
strain that legitimate travellers have to undergo when visiting
their lived ones. Once elected we will take immediate steps to
make life easier for them."