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UPFA election manifesto limits political solution to ethnic conflict to 13A

Sri Lanka’s main opposition party the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), led by Sri Lanka’s current president Maithripala Sirisena, committed to limiting any political solution from going beyond the widely criticised 13th amendment of the current Sri Lankan constitution.

The UPFA manifesto, released on Tuesday, said,

“We aim to arrive at a solution acceptable to all by strengthening the provincial and local governments by not venturing the 13A,” said the UPFA constitution.

The 13th amendment has been rejected as a starting point for a solution to the ethnic conflict by all Tamil political actors including the Tamil National People’s Front, the Tamil National Alliance and the Chief Minister of the Northern Province.

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