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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 80

"JVP is for a unitary state with democratic rights for

[b]"JVP is for a unitary state with democratic rights for all"[/b]

[b]Colombo, 30 March, ([/b] All communities in Sri Lanka should enjoy equal rights without any ethnic or religious prejudices. The viable, vibrant, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-religious democratic society that the JVP stands for is best expressed in a unitary state with democratic rights for all.

The Janata Vimuthi Perumuna (JVP) has made the above comment in a letter written in reply to V. Anandasangaree, Leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front, who made several suggestions in a letter to the JVP with regard to the settlement of the ethnic strife in the country.

The full text of V. Anandasangaree’s letter was publish in Asian Tribune of 12 March and it is given at the end of this news item.

In a response to veteran Leader Anandasangaree, JVP further wrote "JVP does not accept devolution of power for various ethnic groups or a federal system of government as a solution for the national question in Sri Lanka. The outcome of such a course of action will be the intensification of the differences and inequalities that already exist among different communities;. Hence, your hope that establishing a federal system of government would bring about equality among ethnic groups (nationalities) in Sri Lanka would not materialize."

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