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Opposition leader R. Sampathan yesterday called for an immediate political solution to the Northern and Eastern problem through the new Constitution.

Speaking during an adjournment motion in Parliament Mr. Sampathan said at a certain point of the Bandaranaike-Chellvanyagam Pact, Dudley Senanayake Pact, Indo-Lanka Pact and the proposals by Mangala Munasinghe and even the draft Constitution of 2000 should be used as guidelines for the new Constitution.

Mr. Sampanthan said the setting up of localised units while merging North and East proposed in the Bandaranaike-Chellvanaygam pact, district councils proposed by the Dudley-Chellva pact and setting up of a supreme council under which Northern and Eastern provincial councils could function and providing equal rights to all ethnic group could be used as guide lines for a new Constitution.

He recalled that even India had called for a solution based on the 13th Amendment while the co-chairs called for a solution based on Federalism sometime back. The Leader of Opposition said even former President stressed the need for devolution of power when he was addressing the inaugural meeting of the all party conference in 2006.

He said his party would fully back a new Constitution that will resolve the national issue as it is a matter of urgent public importance. The country should be kept informed of the truth in regard to the process. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Ganesh Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:55 AM

    You yourself should get to know .You people never reform .Frogs in the well

    B S Perera Thursday, 23 February 2017 11:10 AM

    Before that we should investigate LTTE War Crimes supported by the TNA

    ceylon Thursday, 23 February 2017 11:41 AM

    created violance for no fair reason and killed over 300000 by communists and separatists as a result of stupid rulers crimesstill didnt impliment rule of law. via DM Android App

    Ganesh Thursday, 23 February 2017 02:00 PM

    Violence was created first by the respective governments at the time which provoked the youth to react in the same way whether communists or separatists

    Shelly. Thursday, 23 February 2017 02:07 PM

    District councils and Cabinet Committee system at the center PREZ and PM chosen by MPs a SENATE to advice Prez is a novel political proposal to think about. via DM Android App

    German Jacob Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:36 AM

    Mr. Samanthan, please wait in patience, our Hon. President and Hon. Prime Minister will do the best for Tamils in general, not only North

    Kadupol Jothywansa Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:37 AM

    Please don't talk only about North and East Tamils. How about Colombo living Tamils and Up-country Tamils. Please don't be greedy like Mahinda.

    annoyed Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:38 AM

    What's the problem to be resolved by a political sokution? Always it is better to tell the problem to public through media.

    J Palitha Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:39 AM

    Karuna will take care about East, he will not allow you guys to interfere in their matters.

    Bubble Banda Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:40 AM

    This Yahapalanaya had done the best for Tamils, better you shut your mouth and sit in your chair quietly.

    janaka.dilshan Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:42 AM

    Can anyone let me know what is so called "Northern and Eastern problem"?

    Vijith Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:44 AM

    You should co-operate with our Govt. and win your rights gradually. Don't rush.... our President will solve all your problems in due course.

    Manuel Benjamin Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:46 AM

    Samanthan you will have challenge with Karuna Amman, think about that and talk wisely.

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:49 AM

    Whether a democracy is good can be seen how the minorities are been treated. A democracy needs boundaries. Even a majority must not oppress minorities. No one has the right to restrict personal freedoms.

    Manuel Benjamin Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:50 AM

    Who wind-up Sir? Stop talking nonsense. Our leaders knows what to do.


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