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TPC calls for an international treaty to recognise the Tamil Peoples’ right to self-determination

TPC calls for an international treaty to recognise the Tamil Peoples’ right to self-determination

Tamil People’s Council (TPC) in its Report of the Sub-Committee on Finding a Political Solution to the National Question has emphasised that a pre-constitutional agreement, underwritten by a third party (foreign governments such as the US/India or the UN), in the form of a treaty (like the Dayton Agreement and the Good Friday Agreement) is necessary prior to the constitution, recognising the Tamil Peoples’ right to self-determination, its sovereignty and constituent power and its traditional homeland in the areas of historical habitation of the Tamil people.

The report further recommended that the treaty should provide that in the event of the arrangements being unilaterally abrogated by the numerically larger Sinhala Buddhist majority and its political representatives and in the absence of any other alternatives, the Tamil people may decide to hold a referendum to further determine their political status.

The ceremonial publication of the Draft Political Solution Plan prepared by the TPC  Experts’ Committee  was made public in a function held today at the Weerasingam Hall, Jaffna, at around 3.30 p.m.

The full report is available here:

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