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TNA To File FR Petition

[The Sunday Leader.lk, Sunday, 23 October 2011 09:11 No Comment]

By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema

The TNA is to file a Fundamental Rights petition before the Supreme Court tomorrow (24) challenging the registration of lands in the North and East.

TNA parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran told The Sunday Leader that the TNA has decided to file legal action against the registration of lands given the government’s failure to respond to the request made by the TNA.

Parliament last Friday (21) debated the issue related to the lands in the North and East.

Sumanthiran said the government justified the land registration during the debate in parliament.

The TNA last week held a protest in Vavuniya against the registration of lands in the North and East.

TNA parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran said the TNA has made three requests to the government namely to stop the registration of lands in the North and East, stop the setting up of a new Sinhala division by allocating Weli Oya under the Mullaitivu District and to stop the appointment of a Sinhala GA to Mannar.

Premachandran explained that the government first needed to find a political solution to the ethnic issue and look at reconciliation before making such decisions.

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