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:
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TNA using 'communal issues' to get votes - JVP (02 August 2015)
UPFA rejects any autonomy to Tamil regions beyond 13th amendment (01 August 2015)
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UNP reiterates rejection of federal solution (29 Jul 2015)
JVP slams TNA manifesto and opposes federalism (29 Jul 2015)