Tamil Diplomat

Unitary or Federal …..We are not paying much attention on words, says Sumanthiran

We will act in a way not creating problems and not affecting our …Tamil people’s stance. The government is also aware of this. We will find a solution in accordance with our stance, said M.A.Sumanthiran, the spokesman for TNA.

The Prime Minister had said that there seems to be no big problem in the nature of the government, whether it is going to be unitary or Federal. Sumanthiran was asked to comment on this and he answered as above.

Elaborating further he said, we have talked about whether it is going to be unitary or federal, but we have not caused problems regarding names.

The Government knows very well regarding what we want. The Prime Minister had said this in his interview. But when the interpretations are given to the words we will apply the words without affecting our stance. The talks are being held in accordance with this. Both sides are aware of this.  The view that there are no words other than Unitary and Federal is wrong. If we take India, they have mentioned neither unitary or federal. But, power devolution had occurred on a large scale.

We are not saying that we will not be using any word. We will act in a way not affecting our stance. The government is also aware of this. We will find a solution in accordance with our stance, said he.