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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)
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  • George Clooney Monday, 21 July 2014 07:19 AM

    [quote name="nicky karunarathna"]How about this guy with his chums going to Tamil Nadu and live there and merge with anything his likes and dislikes?[/quote]

    Should you be more concerned about whereyou currently live?

    ABC Monday, 21 July 2014 09:15 AM

    Here come LTTE agenda on tigers covered in sheep costumes via DM Android App

    meetroud Monday, 21 July 2014 03:51 AM

    no problem, so bring it to the parliament and discuss with our reps. If its ok with them, its ok with us too. after all that is why we pay them to be there.

    mail_guy Monday, 21 July 2014 08:19 AM

    I'm pretty sure that eastern Tamils wouldn't allow this.

    KK Monday, 21 July 2014 04:19 AM

    You may not see Mr.Suresh, but now whole country is re-merged.

    lkboy Monday, 21 July 2014 08:35 AM

    we people of East don't want to merge with North.

    ඉන්දික Monday, 21 July 2014 08:45 AM

    Well said KK!

    Joseph Monday, 21 July 2014 09:08 AM

    At the same time you go to Orissa and join your brothers and let the Veddahs live in their own land.

    Lokka Monday, 21 July 2014 05:13 AM

    This is enough reason to abolish the 13th Amendment.

    Joshua Monday, 21 July 2014 10:48 AM

    Eastern Province does not belong to any dominating majority community so no issue on merger with any other Province. via DM Android App

    Pissa Monday, 21 July 2014 05:32 AM

    Yes, merge all of them.

    nicky karunarathna Monday, 21 July 2014 06:03 AM

    How about this guy with his chums going to Tamil Nadu and live there and merge with anything his likes and dislikes?

    kondebendapucheena Monday, 21 July 2014 06:22 AM

    remove your tiger coat


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