Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has struck out at the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) for their support of the current government, as he reiterated his opposition to the devolution of power to the North-East.
Rajapaksa, who led a military offensive that killed tens of thousands of Tamils in 2009, spoke out against a new constitution for the island, that the TNA had pledged would see a devolution of power to the Tamil North-East.
“They should not be allowed to achieve through Constitution what they could not achieve through war,” he told a crowd at Nochchiyagama on Sunday.
“This country cannot be separated or divided, all must work in unison.”
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The TNA has previously called a new constitution for the island a "fundamental necessity".
In recent weeks, Sri Lanka’s current prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also reassured senior Buddhist monks that the government would ensure Buddhism's foremost place in the country, despite any change in the constitution.