Tamil parties are for a unitary state - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that the political parties in the North, for the first time, are in agreement to retain the unitary status of the country and the prominence given to Buddhism.

The Prime Minister while stressing that Northern parties have for the first time deviated from the conventional stand expressed hope that Constitutional Steering Committee interim report will help solve the key issue faced by the country.

The Prime Minister was speaking at the opening of official quarters of the Police Department in Galle yesterday.

Wickremesinghe said that an armed conflict sprang up in the North because of a political issue.




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