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Remain 'vigilant' of CEPA and 'Mighty India'

The secretary of the Patriotic National Movement of Sri Lanka (PNM), condemned the resumption of India-Sri Lanka talks on CEPA (Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement) and stressed it should not be signed.

Warning that the CEPA agreement would pave the way for "mighty India" to exploit the Sri Lankan market, PNM stressed that 'businessmen and intellectuals' should be "vigilant".

The PNM was formed in 2003, out of popular Sinhala nationalist support against the then peace process, and is allied to the National Freedom Front - a party within the ruling coalition. The PNM's initial was said to be significant in leading to the UPFA coalition victory in 2004.

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