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NPP government to include ministers from North

18 Mar 2024 - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}      

By Ajith Siriwardana  

A future National People’s Power (NPP) government must include ministers representing the North, NPP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said yesterday.  

Speaking at the Vavuniya District convention, he said they were already having discussions with the moderate Tamil leaders who are not extremist or racist.  “There must be ministers representing the north in a future NPP government. We are already having discussions with moderate Tamil leaders who are not extremist or racist. They must be part of the NPP government,” he said.  
He said the NPP will resolve issues of the Tamils such as language issue, land issue and said that they would introduce constitutional amendments so as to ensure political rights of the Tamils.  
“We will assure you that we will take steps to resolve the language issue. We will ensure the right to deal with the state in your language,” he added.