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Sinhala nationalist organisations rally against federalism

The Chairman of Federation of National Organisations spoke out against the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and slammed the concept of federalism, reports The Island.

Gunadasa Amarasekera, who is also president of the Patriotic National Movement, said “federalism will be a stepping stone to Eelam”.

Speaking at a news conference, Mr Amarasekara warned against voting for the United National Party (UNP) saying “with the kind of pressure mounting on Sri Lanka the separatists will achieve what they dream of if Ranil Wickremesinghe and the UNP are voted into power".

Comparing the situation in Sri Lanka to that of Kosovo and South Sudan, Mr Amarasekara went on to add "the TNA manifesto clearly spells out that it is advocating separatism and whether Ranil likes it or not, the TNA will do what it wants with the help of the international community”.

See our earlier posts:

UNP reiterates rejection of federal solution (29 Jul 2015)

JVP slams TNA manifesto and opposes federalism (29 July 2015)

UPFA election manifesto limits political solution to ethnic conflict to 13A (28 Jul 2015)

Sri Lankan MP says TNA manifesto threatens country's sovereignty (26 July 2015)

TNA manifesto calls for constitutional change that accepts Tamil right to self-determination (25 July 2015)


Also see:

Sinhalese organisations slam CM Wigneswaran (14 Jul 2015)

Sri Lanka's national federation warns that UNP will divide country (09 July 2015)

National organisations in Sri Lanka warn against demilitarisation (22 Apr 2015)

Sri Lankan national federation warns against 'Eelam' agenda (26 Mar 2015)

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