The Democratic Peopleâ€™s Front (DPF) says that all TamilÂ political parties have arrived at a consensus on enhanced devolution through theÂ 13th Amendment and the ball was now in the governmentâ€™s court.
Deputy President of the DPF and its spokesman Dr. KumarÂ Guruparan told to the Colombo media that the government could not go against the consensusÂ reached among the Tamil political parties, who had accepted the 13th Amendment.
Dr. Gurparan said that the government must decide on the extentÂ of devolution instead of trying to deceive the world. He said that theÂ government had assured India that it had no intention of repealing the 13thÂ Amendment, but it was usurping the powers of Provincial Councils systematically.
Dr. Guruparan said that some political parties, aligned with theÂ government, had called for a referendum on the 13th Amendment, but that wasÂ something best left to the people of the North and East. He said that theÂ majority could not decide on what the minority wanted.