Sampanthan insists no demand for a separate state

Opposition leader and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan today insisted that there is no more a demand for a separate Tamil state in Sri Lanka.

Speaking in Parliament today the TNA leader said that the Tamils have, during the recent elections, backed a political solution within the framework of a united and undivided and indivisible Sri Lanka.

He said the Tamils hope the new Constitution which has been proposed, will resolve the National issue.

Sampanthan said that the demand for a separate state resulted in a war which pushed the country backwards.

“The war has come to an end and more importantly there is no more a demand for a separate state,” he said.

The LTTE had pushed for a separate state but Sampanthan says the demand was dropped even before the war ended. (Colombo Gazette)