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JVP dissidents say 13 Plus won’t solve national issue

25 January 2012 09:18 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Movement for People’s Struggle (MPS), a breakaway faction of the JVP, said today that the devolution of land and police powers or the implementation of the 13th Amendment plus would not resolve the national question.   

PMS member Pubudu Jayagoda, who was in the politburo of the JVP at that time, said that his political movement always accepts the right of Tamil people to demand their rights.

“Politically, we do not believe that the devolution of land and police powers to the provinces can resolve the problem. We oppose it in principle. We have a basis for that. Yet, we urge the government to restore normalcy in the north. Still, the names of persons who are detained have not been revealed to their parents and relatives. There is heavy military presence in the north. These concerns must be addressed,” he said.

Mr. Jayagoda said that the MPS would try to convince both the Sinhala and Tamil communities that this problem could be resolved only through the restoration of equality and democracy for all.

He said that the elitist groups of both the communities could never reach out to the people in this manner. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • buffaloa citizen Wednesday, 25 January 2012 09:50 AM

    Then what is your solution?

    Daya Thursday, 26 January 2012 04:55 AM

    In SL, there is no point talk about a solution..There will be noise but nothing won't change at ground level since people of this country still not accept these are voices against the oppression. Nobody has the right to command another unless there is a slavery do exists at any level

    Nodrog Thursday, 26 January 2012 05:04 AM

    you are not in a position to solve your inter-party conflicts and you want to try solving a national issue?

    Lanka Thursday, 26 January 2012 06:06 AM

    Do they have a voice in this matter or anything else. All you have to see is theie track record in the past.

    M.v.R.Perera Thursday, 26 January 2012 08:37 AM

    Without the Sinhalese voice been heard no solution is possible

    Aristotle Wednesday, 25 January 2012 04:49 PM

    Who cares about this group. Time to get lost.

    Dans Wednesday, 25 January 2012 05:27 PM

    No, should ask, what's your real problem?

    Palitha P Thursday, 26 January 2012 09:52 AM

    What they say is that the problem could be solved only by giving a seperate state to Tamils. However they have no guts to say it girectly. That is why he tries to mince the words.

    Esala. Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:27 AM

    Modayo relak.

    Anura Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:52 AM

    This group problem is no problem in island them to get shine.


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