JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva Friday accused main political parties of arousing communal feelings making use of the debate on the full implementation of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.
“This is a trap. We call on people not to fall prey to it,” Silva said addressing a press conference at the party headquarters in Pelawatte.
“President Ranil Wickremesinghe was the one who opened this debate. Until that moment none in this country in the recent past had any worries about this amendment. People in the North and South were speaking only of the unbearable cost of living and skyrocketing prices of food and medicine.
“The President all of a sudden dropped this issue in the public domain and die-hard racists who had gone into hiding now have started
making come backs. We call on people not to become victims of their tactics. Racial bigotry is a known blunder our people had repeatedly committed in the past 75 years,” Silva said.
He said that the people in the North have problems and their demands were just. “We do not think that any other party except a government of the JVP-led NPP can give real solutions to the problems of people in the North. We would form an NPP government and bring in a new constitution with mechanism to solve the problems of Tamil people.
“We get it passed with people’s approval and provide solutions for the problems of the Northerner. Until such times, provincial councils will have their existence,” Silva said.
courtesy The Island
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