President Gives Green Light To Wimal - 12 Proposals To Be Discussed At Length

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has informed NFF Leader Minister Wimal Weerawansa that he is ready to have in-depth discussions on the 12 proposals presented to the government by Weerawansa's party. 

Two weeks ago, a delegation representing the National Freedom Front, led by Minister Wimal Weerawansa, met the President at Temple Trees and handed over the proposals to senior leaders of the UPFA. The proposals were endorsed by the National Conference of the National Freedom Front, which was convened weeks after Parliament passed the controversial Strategic Development Act. 

It is also learnt that the 12 proposals will be widely discussed at the SLFP Central Committee meeting, which will take place today(09) at 7 pm. However, a considerable number of SLFP seniors are of the view that the government should now bow down to the pressure exerted by "minor stakeholders" of the government, such as the NFF. 

Speaking to Asian Mirror, a senior NFF spokesman said the party was willing to meet the President and have in-depth discussions with the government over the 12 proposals. 

With the positive signs coming from the Presdient, the spokesman said, Minister Wimal Weerawansa would stop his 'unofficial' Cabinet boycott this week. 

Minister Weerawansa did not take part in weekly cabinet meetings for five weeks in a row. 

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