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Presidential Elections in Sri Lanka:The difference .........

[b]Presidential Elections in Sri Lanka: The difference between United and Unitary states[/b]

S. Santhirasegara of Canada weites that Bodipala Wijeyesinghe should understand the difference between “united” and “unitary” state. Ranil Wickremasinghe stands for a united, but federal form of government, which means devolution of powers to the provinces. Mahinda Rajapakse stands for unitary as opposed to federal form of government, which means no devolution to the provinces and the Tamils. Mahinda’s stand will mean the perpetuation of the status quo, as LTTE is not going to talk. Is he going to attack them to bring them into line with his way of thinking.

The full text of S. Santhirasegara’s letter is given below :

[b]Presidential Elections in Sri Lanka[/b]

I am constrained to respond to the contention of Wijesinghe in your columns under commentaries.

Wijesinghe should understand the difference between “united” and “unitary” state. Ranil Wickremasinghe stands for a united, but federal form of government, which means devolution of powers to the provinces. Mahinda Rajapakse stands for unitary as opposed to federal form of government, which means no devolution to the provinces and the Tamils. Mahinda’s stand will mean the perpetuation of the status quo, as LTTE is not going to talk. Is he going to attack them to bring them into line with his way of thinking.

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