The JHU's (Jathika Hela Urumaya) legal advisor, MP Udaya Gammanpila, criticised India's statement, made 25th December on the LLRC report, as "incorrect", reasserting the Sri Lankan government's refusal to devolve land and police powers to the North-East.
“it is incorrect to say that the Sri Lankan government has assured India that it will fully implement the 13th amendment”
“the Government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa clearly stated that it is against devolving police and land powers to the provincial councils as well as the unification of the north and eastern provinces as proposed in the 13th amendment.”
Keen to find the source of this statement, Gammapila asserted,
“Therefore we ask India to clarify which Sri Lankan government has given this assurance.”