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More tales of the 'dangerous separatist line'

The Deputy Minister of Investment Promotion, Faizer Mustapha, has joined the long line of Sri Lankan politicians opposing the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) proposals.

Mustapha says that holding elections for an NPC with land and police powers would be dangerous since the main Tamil party, the TNA 'still harbours a separatist line', reports ColomboPage.

Joined by Arun Thambimuttu, the Batticaloa organiser of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Mustapha said that the provinces did not need land and police powers and that these allocations should be repealed before the NPC election.

See also Gotabhaya and the JHU's views, and our editorial line on the NPC.

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