No solution under a unitary state: TNA

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) does not believe in a power sharing arrangement under a unitary state, TNA MP Mavai Senathirajah said yesterday.

“Under a unitary rule, it is not possible to find solutions to the national question,” he told a news conference held at the Jaffna Press Institute. “Power sharing under a unitary system is questionable in today’s context of domination by Buddhist extremists.”

Mr. Senathirajah said the United National Party (UNP) had released a copy of a draft constitution for a unitary system of governance. He said Mr. Sumanthiran was reported to have accepted it but that was his own personal view.

“The TNA will meet shortly and announce its official stance with regard to the UNP-proposed draft constitution,” Mr. Senathirajah said. “We submitted a proposal regarding a power sharing arrangement about a year ago but up to now we have had no response from the Government.”

He said if war displaced people were to be resettled it was imperative for the Army to vacate the lands belonging to the Tamils.

“Government is telling the international community that the war displaced people have been fully resettled. I reject this statement. More than 100,000 people are living with relatives, friends or in welfare camps and are still to be resettled,” Mr. Senathirajah said. “More than 80,000 refugees are living in India. We are requesting the Indian government to guarantee their resettlement in their own lands.”

Mr. Senathirajah said the Tamils were badly affected by the long drawn war and now we have to struggle against the government, which is intent on wiping out the Tamils. (S. K. Prasath and Sumithy Thanagarasa)
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  • Chewing Gum Friday, 31 May 2013 04:41 AM

    Sorry, "so called patriots" , facts are stubborn.

    kumar Friday, 31 May 2013 12:32 PM

    It's a matter of who is saying who to leave. The people of north should decide that and not the occupiers.

    Ram Friday, 31 May 2013 04:54 AM

    Options are clear.
    Either federal state or separate state.

    Decide Guys

    Grace Friday, 31 May 2013 04:54 AM

    Your motive is understandable. Dream forever.

    N. Ethirveerasingam Thursday, 06 September 2018 09:46 AM

    For Peace and Unity in Sri Lanka a federal system is the solution. Unitary state is a prescription for perpetual discord.

    Boobamba Friday, 31 May 2013 01:15 PM

    Fly a kite.

    Ane Anichan Friday, 31 May 2013 01:17 PM

    Are you mad or drunk?

    Naada Friday, 31 May 2013 12:00 AM

    Power sharing or deviding country? Get lost those who cannot live under unitary state. via DM Android App

    Tommiyeah Friday, 31 May 2013 02:38 AM

    TNA......Why don't you say it loud & clear what you need to solve the issue of Tamils - Don't beat around the mulberry bush, let the whole of SL & the World no your concerns......You have 10 TNA MP's who say different stories at different times to the gallery..........Come off & say it with ONE VOICE.

    TH Friday, 31 May 2013 06:07 AM

    You are out your mind. Think broadly.

    Kalu_sinhala Friday, 31 May 2013 02:46 AM

    Aiyoo so they want to divide this nation ? Sounds like the spots are coming out ;)

    indi Friday, 31 May 2013 09:55 AM

    hodata naala enna. denna.

    Chewing Gum Friday, 31 May 2013 02:51 AM

    Well said. You are correct.

    Sri Lankan Friday, 31 May 2013 03:01 AM

    U people always want a seperate state not a unitary state that every Sri Lanakan know.
    Please do not try to plant that poison dream again in the inocent tamil youth's mind sets; and command them to the sucide missions.
    You people have enough blood in you'r hands and try not to add some more.

    tube light Friday, 31 May 2013 10:16 AM

    So... Can we even consider giving them land and police powers?

    Malin Saturday, 01 June 2013 06:31 AM

    Was Sena of TNA concerned about the Tamils, Tamil kids in the North when Prabahkaran controlled them under jackboots? Of course, TNA shared the atrocities committed by LTTE and not the power, Now Sena and his gang is shedding crocodile tears?

    Dr. Kolitha Lelwala Friday, 31 May 2013 11:35 AM

    Sri Lanka cannot be divided. People who are not towards unitary state should leave the country. What ever the nationality everybody should be named as Sri Lankans. It's a shame for a politician to talk like this. You can divide Tamil nadu from India instead.

    pa1 Friday, 31 May 2013 11:36 AM

    Why Tamil Nadu is coming here? Are you retarded?

    NARAYAN Friday, 31 May 2013 07:33 AM

    Will PC IN NP WILL solve PROBLEMS OF TAMILS IN COLOMBO,DEHIWALA,HATTON,DENIYAYA,RATHNAPURA,B'CLOA?

    jay Saturday, 01 June 2013 07:37 AM

    well said we wl never allow this to happen. this is why i always support GOTA!

    weera Friday, 31 May 2013 12:26 PM

    We must mix and live together brothers. This our country. I purpose to settle 50000 thousand Tamils in Sinhalese area 50000Sinhelese in Jaffna and Bati.


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