Minister Sajith Premadasa who made a visit to the North yesterday, had said to the TNA that if he is elected as the President he will find a solution to the ethnic problem without aggravating the Sinhala Masses.
This was declared in a high level meeting between TNA delegation and Minister Sajith Premadasa.
Minister sajith treated the TNA delegation at lunch at a Town Hotel with Ministers Mangala Samaraweera and Eran Wickramaratne participating in it. It is in this lunch meeting that sajith declared as above. The TNA delegation consisted of Mawai Senathyrasa,T.Siththarththan, M.A.Sumanthiran and E.Saravanabavan.
Solving of the ethnic problem will be difficult unless it is solved within six months of taking over the President’s post, he said. However he did not specify the form of solution.
If the solution is beyond Unitary State, the Sinhala people will be aggravated. We should understand that a solution is possible aggravating the Sinhala people, he said.
Several countries are having autonomy aspects within a unitary state system. Let’s not get trapped in words and pay attention on contents said Sumanthiran.
Pointing out that the Tamil people have struggled for long with Federal System, Mawai Senathyrasa said that nothing below that could be accepted.
Answering a question from Sitharththan as to they have solved the problem of the Presidential Candidate , Sajith said that he could compromise the candidacy, but no one is available in the party who could win the election.
He further said the ethnic problem cannot be solved in just one meeting. Let this be a starting point.