TULF wants resolution on Indian modelPublished : 8:37 am August 3, 2015 | No comments so far | | (212) reads |
By Kelum Bandara
The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), which is contesting the general election in the northern and eastern provinces except in the Digamadulla district, has advocated a political solution to the national question based on the Indian model of power devolution.
It states that a solution based on the Indian model has been welcomed by both the Government and the Opposition.
The TULF manifesto states that the political proposals of former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga can be acclaimed as the best solution ever offered and welcomed by many.
“According to former Judge R. T. Vignaraja this proposal was welcomed even by LTTE political advisor Anton Balasingham at the opening of the Kilinochchi Courts in 2002,” the TULF states.
“From the time of Indira Gandhi up to the time of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian Government had intervened in efforts at resolving the Sri Lankan ethnic issue. It is the Indian Government which helped Sri Lanka with medical teams and other assistance in the event of national disasters like Tsunami, etc. The TULF with all respects to South Africa will insist on India continuing its efforts to resolve the ethnic issue. If not India will also lose interest,” the manifesto states.