Orumitta nadu or ekiya it is not that important: Douglas

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An unwanted debate has started with regards to the meaning of the Tamil word 'orumitta nadu' and its Sinhala meaning, the word 'ekiya' when it refers to the nature of State proposed in the interim report on Constitution. This debate will create unrest among both Sinhalese and Tamils alike, MP Douglas Devananda told the constitutional Assembly yesterday.

" Harping on these words is unnecessary as including the word 'orumitta nadu' does not mean minorities would get more powers and 'ekiya' does not mean they get less powers" he pointed out. " Some people are named Ganesan after god Gnaapathi, but that does not turn that person into a God " he added.

He said this issue had made things so complicated that even the Maha Nayakes are perturbed over it.

The EPDP leader called for the 13th Amendment to the Constitution to be implemented fully. "The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution should be implemented even if a new Constitution is enacted. If not the necessary changes should be made to the Constitution," he added. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • sathees Thursday, 02 November 2017 06:49 AM

    Back from deep hibernation.

    Jaffna Man Thursday, 02 November 2017 07:23 AM

    This guy Douglas Devananda doesn't represent the Tamils in any shape or form.People like him and Prabakaran were all Indian created entities.

    Mohan Friday, 03 November 2017 12:56 PM

    What he says is correct anyway. You should appreciate the good things without bothering about who is saying it.

    GAJABA Thursday, 02 November 2017 07:27 AM

    Rather than talking about Nadus any one can see the end result.Powerful 9 PCs without central control.Provisions to amalgamate. Catalonia!.Rulers will get big and big vehicles and other benefits.Voters have to earn for their benefits.

    Rat Thursday, 02 November 2017 10:55 AM

    Catalonian leaders now face charges. They will be in jail sooner or later unlike the thieves here.

    nick Thursday, 02 November 2017 07:49 AM

    we have bunch of politicians most of them are not even ata pass making constitution you can imagine what will be the outcome via DM Android App

    Dotard Thursday, 02 November 2017 07:57 AM

    Oh, so you do not want to create any unrest!!!!?

    ceylon Thursday, 02 November 2017 10:30 AM

    all are trying share the country.but all these are foreigners to this country.obly original owners are weddas.did any one ask from them.shame. via DM Android App

    HH Thursday, 02 November 2017 07:07 PM

    You are as usual an Indian nut.

    TA without Thursday, 02 November 2017 10:52 AM

    I think some scared of nadu (people like samba) b'cos Tamilnadu,Malayanadu are scary things when one consider war time. Don't know the meaning of Orumitta. But power sharing/devolution necessary. i.e newcon without separatism.


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