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Premadasa meets with ITAK and SLFP in Jaffna

Leader of the Opposition and Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Sajith Premadasa who is currently touring the North-East recently met with members of the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) parliamentarian whilst in Jaffna.

Premadasa met Mavai Senathirajah and M A Sumanthiran at the ITAK office in Jaffna where they reportedly discussed the devolution of power for the North-East.

The Tamil lawmakers reportedly asked that the opposition leader make clear his plans for the homeland by way of an election manifesto so that it is clear to both Tamils and Sinhalese his plans if elected to power. The topic of the 13th Amendment, which Premadasa pledged to implement in full which his party colleagues contradicted, was also discussed.

Meanwhile, a lawmaker who is a long-time Rajapaksa ally and Deputy Chairman of Parliament Committees Angajan Ramanathan was seen meeting with Premadasa as he visited the American Mission Tamil school.

Ramanathan told reporters he had participated in the event to express his gratitude to Premadasa for the efforts he is supposedly making to uplift schools in the North-East. 

Premadasa is currently touring the North-East where he has been providing smartboards to classrooms and disbursement of funds to schools in the North-East. He recently told a gathering that once elected, he would not only hold a donor conference for post-war reconstruction but would implement the 13 Amendment. 

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