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TNPF to boycott NPC polls

The Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) formally confirmed their intention to boycott the upcoming Northern Provincial Council (NPC) elections during a press conference at the party's office on Tuesday.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the TNPF dismissed the idea of provincial councils being able to fulfil Tamil political aspirations and also said that the establishment of the NPC would not in the slightest protect the Tamil nation from attacks by Sinhala-Buddhist chauvinism.

The TNPF stated that they viewed the 13th amendment and its implications as measures “attacking the spirit of the national struggle”, brought about to undermine Tamil nationalist politics in the Northeast.

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