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Petition against the word "Tamil" taken to Supreme Court

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court against a number of political parties that use the word “Tamil” in their names, claiming that it violates the Constitution of Sri Lanka.

Referring to parties such as the Tamil National Alliance and the Tamil United Liberation Front, the petition states that naming these parties using the word “Tamil”, means that establishing a separate state is within their aims.

The petition states that the parties infringe upon the 6th amendment of the constitution and calls for a ban on the use of the word “Tamil” in political parties.

The petition was filed by Jayantha Liyanage. The party he represents?

The Sinhala National Front. 

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