The Statement, ‘we don’t want Federal system’ is a revelation of the stage by stage expression of what is in the new constitution by Sumanthiran, said Suresh Premachandran, Leader of the EPRLF.
The ITAK was also called Federal Party because it continued to ask for Federal Solution. In its Manifesto it was stated about merger of N&E and a Federal Solution in an undivided country.
When we said that that Federal System and merger has been abandoned and priority has been given to Buddhism, they denied them all. But Sumanthiran said the following stages:
– The constitution will not contain all things expected by Tamil people
– Sinhalese Parties will not allow giving all the rights to Tamils
He has now started to say what is available in the Constitution. After calling for mandate from Tamil people for Federal Solution and N&E merger, Sumanthiran cannot say, that they are not asking Federal Solution. He is conditioning the Tamil people for the new constitution with nothing in it.
The Federal system demand in pursued for 60 years. While supporting the Government the TNA is swindling the Tamil people, he said.