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Never federalism, Sirisena tells the South

Sirisena’s government will never agree to a federal solution, the Sri Lankan president stated at a gathering.

Addressing a political gathering in Galle on Saturday, the president said “my government will never agree to grant federalism in this country”.

The president accused some parts of the media of abusing press freedom and spreading misinformation, including rumours that GSP+ was being restored to Sri Lanka to pave the way for federalism.

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