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CVW asks govt. not to create conditions for redeployment of IPKF

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C.V. Wigneswaran

Full implementation of 13A:

By Dinasena Ratugamage

Tamil Makkal Thesiya Kutani (TMTK) leader C.V. Wigneswaran, MP, has warned the government not to create an environment that may lead to the re-deployment of the Indian Army here.

The Jaffna District MP issued the warning at a media briefing held in Jaffna on Monday (04).

Declaring that the outcome of the ongoing efforts to settle the North-East problem on the basis of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution could be dangerous, the retired Supreme Court Judge warned that India could redeploy its forces here in case of fresh troubles in the region.

The former Northern Province Governor was referring to the deployment of Indian forces (July 1987-March 1990) in terms of the Indo-Lanka Accord signed on July 29, 1987 under pressure from New Delhi.

Pointing out the activities of other external powers here, the MP said that in case India sent its Army here, it wouldn’t be easy to send them back.

Acknowledging that there was no likelihood of a repetition of July 1983 type violence, MP Wigneswaran expressed fears of destructive incidents in case the government tried to devolve powers in terms of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

Sri Lanka enacted 13th Amendment in late 1988 as literally ordered by India.


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