NFF wants provincial boundaries redrawn

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 01 July 2009, 05:23 GMT]
The National Freedom Front (NFL), splinter group of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), and a close ally of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance led by Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse, has asked the government to immediately appoint a Special Delimitation Commission to redraw the boundaries of provincial councils. NFF has twelve members of the current parliament.

“The existing boundaries were determined by the British imperialists to suit their strategic needs, and the boundaries of Eastern Province were based on recommendations by then Home Affairs Minister P.Devanayagam under the regime of President J.R.Jayawardene. This has had adverse impact on national harmony.

"Provincial boundaries should be redrawn giving sufficient weight to the urgent need for national harmony among Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities with the sole aim of achieving development targets,” said NFF leader and parliamentarian Mr.Wimal Weerawanse in a letter to Mr. Rajapakse.


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