Sri Lanka’s cabinet spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne reiterated the new government’s stance of rejecting the demands by the Tamil National Alliance for a federal solution to end the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka.
Rejecting a political solution based on federalism Senaratne added that the United National Party (UNP) had always been firm on maintaining the unitary nature of the state.
“It is obvious we don’t agree with their (TNA’s) demands for a federal sate. The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is saying that we support a federal system, this is false. They are doing this because they are weak,” he said.
Speaking to press Senaratne, rejecting any further international investigation into the end of Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict said,
“We have stated firmly that we will not allow an international investigation. But we are willing to conduct a domestic inquiry which adheres to international norms.”
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