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JHU insists govt. has no mandate to go beyond 13-A

The government had no mandate to talk of a political solution beyond the 13th amendment to the Constitution, Jathika Hela Urumaya insisted yesterday.  JHU media spokesman Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe told The Island that the people had voted for the Mahinda Chinthanaya manifesto which did not promise a solution beyond the 13th amendement to the Constitution.

Warnasinghe said the JHU as a member party of the ruling alliance was totally in the dark about as to the posed Senate, its content and composition. None in the government had talked with us such issues. The government had not informed the JHU of such an introduction as a solution, he said.

The JHU hoped to take up this solution being talked about in media once it got an opportunity to participate in the proposed Parliamentary Select Committee to evolve a

political solution to the national problem.

The JHU believed that whatever decision taken at the PSC had to be presented to public to obtain their consent, Waranasinghe said.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa never had any discussions with the JHU over the issue of a senate but he had proposed a provincial council system without police and land powers to the North and East, he added.
 January 23, 2012
By Sirimantha Ratnasekera


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