Deputy President of the DPF and its spokesman Dr. Kumar Guruparan told to the Colombo media that the government could not go against the consensus reached among the Tamil political parties, who had accepted the 13th Amendment.
Dr. Gurparan said that the government must decide on the extent of devolution instead of trying to deceive the world. He said that the government had assured India that it had no intention of repealing the 13th Amendment, but it was usurping the powers of Provincial Councils systematically.
Dr. Guruparan said that some political parties, aligned with the government, had called for a referendum on the 13th Amendment, but that was something best left to the people of the North and East. He said that the majority could not decide on what the minority wanted.