The Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities and leader of the JNP (breakaway group of the JVP), Wimal Weerawansa, warned against elections in the North, as it would give the Tamil National Alliance the 'upper hand'.
Speaking at a media briefing, Weerawansa reportedly said: 'the TNA may win the election and then look at dividing the country by demanding land and police powers to the province'.
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