‘Power- sharing ideal for equal citizenship rights’ | Sunday Observer

‘Power- sharing ideal for equal citizenship rights’

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran states that it is important to share powers of governance in a manner where everyone in the country has equal citizenship rights.

He made these comments at an event in Galle on Constitutional Reform, on Friday.

“In a country with a permanent majority it is important to share powers of governance in such a way that all peoples have equal citizenship rights. Sri Lanka’s Sinhala majority must itself acknowledge injustice of simple majoritarian rule and clamour for reform and justice for other peoples,” Sumanthiran said.

While acknowledging that all the problems of Tamil People won’t b solved by a new Constitution he went on to state that a new Constitution is fundamental.

“Without this, no issue can be addressed”, said TNA spokesman M. A. Sumanthiran said, speaking in Sinhala.

There has been a series of meetings in the south on Constitutional reforms. This was the seventh meeting.

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