TNA hasn’t accepted ‘unitary’ concept: PHU

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has not yet accepted the concept of a unitary state, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader Udaya Gammanpila said today.

“Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said recently that there was no draft constitution and that the TNA had accepted the concept of a unitary state. Unfortunately, the PM still attempts to deceive the nation. We pointed out that the phrase 'this constitution' can be found in the first page of the document tabled by him in the Constitutional Assembly,” he told a news briefing.

He said TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran was the author of the draft and that he admitted that the document was a draft constitution.

“Having a TV debate with us, he further said they were not ready to accept the concept of a unitary state. They accept ‘Aekiya Rajyaya’ after assigning their own definition. Hence, nobody can claim that the TNA has accepted the concept of a unitary state. We must be thankful for MPs Sampanthan and Sumanthiran for accepting the fact that the draft constitution is full of federal features,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Voter Monday, 28 January 2019 11:07 PM

    Don't speculate. Ask Sumanthiran. You know him don't you? Make sure before you open your mouth.

    kondaya77 Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:19 AM

    Have mouth ,will talk trash!

    Satis Tuesday, 29 January 2019 01:54 AM

    Is Gembanpila the TNA spokesperson?

    Sarath Tuesday, 29 January 2019 06:03 AM

    This fella supposedly is a lawyer! Shame!What are the federal features pray tell us!?

    Sodha Tuesday, 29 January 2019 06:09 AM

    The ONLY tool you fellows have is spreading Racism. Trying to win over votes by creating hatred

    Kalu Tuesday, 29 January 2019 06:57 AM

    You are carrying out a propaganda of only Sinhalese.

    Sambo Tuesday, 29 January 2019 07:22 AM

    This guy never stops barking. He is barking at the moon and will never receive any response.

    sobers Tuesday, 29 January 2019 08:29 AM

    TNA has stated everywhere that they are for a Unitary state. They also have stated they want a solution within an undivided Sri lankla. This fellow is instigating racism. Cheap politician!

    Cobra Wednesday, 30 January 2019 06:57 AM

    As usual talking through his backside!!!

    n. ethirveerasingam Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:10 PM

    TNA has not accepted the Unitary State concept because a substantial majority of their electors, including myself do not accept it. Federal features is a must for the Tamil voters.Kumar David has said the last word on the draft constitution's fate.

    Patriot 1 Tuesday, 29 January 2019 01:00 PM

    Words are immaterial . Content of the draft tabled in parliament carries federal features


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