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West says No to North's bid for Federalism

Colombo PS 415x260All political parties under the Western Provincial Council have collectively refused the federal proposal of Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran by passing another opposing proposal, Western Province Chief Minister Isuru Devapriya said.

Speaking at a media briefing, Devapriya said their proposal has been already handed over to the President and the Prime Minister as well as the Northern Province Governor. “Any political party of the Western Province or the Government couldn’t admit Wigneswaran’s proposal for a federal solution. We never let the country, which has survived thanks to thousands of Army personnel’s priceless sacrifices, split into pieces,” he noted.

Devapriya claimed the Joint Opposition was trying to spread propaganda alleging the Government’s intention was to support terrorists to rebuild by separating the Northern Province from the land.

“President Maithripala Sirisena came to power with the aim of safeguarding the country. Therefore we strongly deny those allegations,” he stated.

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