Sri Lanka's Tamil Parties To Press For Autonomy In A New Constitution

DN Bureau

Sri Lanka's Tamil minority parties who had an intra-party discussion following president Ranil Wickremesinghe’s invitation to talks have agreed to put forward a three-point formula. Read on for Details:

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Colombo: Sri Lanka's Tamil minority parties who had an intra-party discussion following president Ranil Wickremesinghe’s invitation to talks have agreed to put forward a three-point formula, including their push for federalism, a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) source said on Saturday.

The island nation's all Tamil political parties based in the East and the North on Friday met at the residence of 89-year-old TNA leader Rajavarothiam Sampanthan to push for federalism ahead of Wickremesinghe’s proposed all-party meeting next month to address the long-held demand for political autonomy for the minority community in the country.

The formula decided in the intra-party meeting on Friday includes the proposal to hold the stalled provincial council elections, including devolution to the Tamil regions in formulating a brand new Constitution, and put a stop to what they call the grabbing of lands belonging to the Tamils by the State. (PTI) 










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