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‘LTTE will never be allowed to regroup’ says Sri Lankan minister

Sri Lankan Minister Champika Ranawaka said the LTTE “would never be allowed to regroup or be revived ever again” and assured that security was not under threat, reports Daily Mirror.

Mr Ranawaka, who is minister of technology and research in Sri Lanka, told a news conference that current President Maithripala Sirisena “was elected on the promise of protecting national security and sovereignty and integrity and the UNFGG manifesto is based on this policy and our plans for the next five years”.

“National security is in the forefront of everything,” he added.

The minister continued to accuse former president Mahinda Rajapaksa of supporting federalism and devolving power to the North-East. “It was we who changed his mind and convinced him to support a unitary state,” said Mr Ranawaka.

"The people must be aware that we will never support a federal solution,” he added.

Also see our earlier posts:

UNP 'will do utmost to preserve Buddhism' - Ranil (08 Aug 2015)

‘Sirisena as defence minister would stop LTTE resurgence’ – Ranil (07 Aug 2015)

'Federalism will never be given to North' says government minister (06 Aug 2015)

‘Unitary status needs to be maintained’ says Sri Lankan president (06 Aug 2015)

UNP will protect a united Sri Lanka – Minister (05 Aug 2015)

Sinhala opposition mounts against federal solution (04 August 2015)

Mahinda vows to leave no room for separatism (03 August 2015)

TNA using 'communal issues' to get votes - JVP (02 August 2015)

UPFA rejects any autonomy to Tamil regions beyond 13th amendment (01 August 2015)

Sri Lanka's cabinet rejects Tamil demands for federal power sharing solution (31 Jul 2015)

Sri Lankan election commissioner says candidates must affirm commitment to unitary state (30 Jul 2015) 

UNP coalition partner calls for on Tamils to ‘integrate’ with Sinhalese  (30 Jul 2015)

LSSP criticises TNA call for federalism  (30 Jul 2015)

Sinhala nationalist organisations rally against federalism  (30 Jul 2015)

'Everybody should consider this as a one country' says President in Kilinochchi  (29 Jul 2015)

UNP reiterates rejection of federal solution  (29 Jul 2015)

JVP slams TNA manifesto and opposes federalism  (29 Jul 2015)

UPFA election manifesto limits political solution to ethnic conflict to 13A  (28 Jul 2015)

SLMC reiterates desire to re-establish Tamil homeland by re-merging Northern and Eastern provinces  (28 Jul 2015)

Sri Lankan MP says TNA manifesto threatens country's sovereignty  (26 Jul 2015)


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