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Apart from the Federal structure and the re-merger of the northern and eastern provinces, the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) has proposed a separate administrative unit called ‘Upcountry Regional Council’ for Tamils living in the central part of the country, it is learnt.

The NPC, controlled by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), unanimously adopted this resolution calling for the implementation of political proposals.

NPC member M.K. Sivajilingam told the Daily Mirror that it had been proposed to set up the North-East State.

He said a separate autonomous region had been proposed within the proposed State for Muslims living there.

“We will unveil the proposals to the public on Saturday. We have sought power sharing based on Federal structures prevailing elsewhere in the world. We have not asked anything more other than that,” he said.

Meanwhile, Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) also endorsed these proposals in the NPC.
Only the two Sinhalese members, representing the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), were opposed to the resolution. (Kelum Bandara)


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  • melda Thursday, 28 April 2016 01:23 PM

    Why not for Wellawatte? via DM Android App

    stardust Thursday, 28 April 2016 01:34 PM

    Federal structures are good. Decentralization is for the benefit of the people. Many countries in the world have this, specially in Europe. I don't see any danger of separation.

    Dr. Neil Magedaragamage Thursday, 28 April 2016 02:44 PM

    The best system of governance is to give an each and every household unit in the country, a government and not in the form as proposed by the Northern Provincial Council.

    vithura Thursday, 28 April 2016 03:32 PM

    Federal form of governance is most suitable as the two main races of the country are linguistically, culturally and religiously are distinct and furthermore that is what the Tamils of NE want as the political settlement. Politically matured people would not think it as a stepping stone to separatism.

    Ama Thursday, 28 April 2016 03:40 PM

    TNA, please do not talk too much. You all are going to mess up freedom and lose everything soon. Please kindly corporate with President and PM. Do you all go to NPC after consuming Palmirah Toddy ??

    nuke Thursday, 28 April 2016 04:15 PM

    you think a tiny island nation like sri lanka needs federal structure? you must be stupid

    Abdul Thursday, 28 April 2016 05:55 PM

    Sivajilingam talks like "Sharma who broke the clay pot in the Indian folktales."

    Indika Thursday, 28 April 2016 06:20 PM

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