The Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) led by MP Suresh Premachandran, has passed resolutions calling, for among other things, the re-merger of the Northern and Eastern Provinces in conformity with Indo-Lanka Accord.
The EPRLF, a key member of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), had its annual convention during the weekend.
Mr. Premachandran told Daily Mirror that his party had adopted 14 resolutions, and one of them called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a special envoy to supervise the resettlement of war affected people.
“Both President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the UN secretary general agreed in a joint statement to resettle all the displaced people within one year after the end of the war. Now, five years have lapsed. There are people yet to be resettled. We call upon the UN Secretary General to appoint a special envoy to look into the resettlement process,” he said.
There was also a resolution calling for the withdrawal of the military from the north.
The Convention was attended by TNA leader R. Sampanthan, Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, New Left Front leader Wickramabahu Karunaratne, Democratic People’s Front leader Mano Ganeshan, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress General Secretary M.T. Hasan Ali and United Socialist Party leader Siritunga Jayasuriya. (Kelum Bandara)