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Gotabaya repeats calls to repeal 13th Amendment

The defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse has repeated calls to abolish the 13th amendment to the Sri Lankan constitution, reported The Island.

He said the political strategy of the TNA left him with no option but to recommend the abolition of the amendment.

Rajapakse said that the TNA was causing unnecessary friction and it could not be allowed to dictate terms to the government, in relation to the deployment of security forces.

He added that the TNA was attempting to stoke ethnic tensions by criticising the settlement of Sinhalese in Tamil regions.

More calls to repeal the 13th Amendment (21 Oct 2012)

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