We need Autonomy based on Federal system along with North-East merger insisted the NPC CM, C.V.Wigneswaran and he further said that if these are not granted we will not be able to get into Permanent political Solution.
He was answering questions of the media men after an event held in Mannar.
A country operates on the basis of it Constitution. We attempt to undertake things without amending it. It will lose its legal strength when our legitimate rights are not given and some politicians try mete out inappropriate rights. If the Constitution is to gain legal strength, it should be amended. That is why we are insisting on the N-E merger.
The Sinhala population has grown from a mere 5% to 35% in Eastern Province. That is what happening in the Northern Province too. We neither blame the Sinhalese nor say that they should not come here. But they could do so after giving our rights.
If along with the merger of North and East, Autonomy also should be given. Otherwise we have to continue living under the majority people.
Hence if Autonomy and the Merger is not given permanent solution is not possible.