Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said the resounding victory of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in the Sri Lankan Northern Provincial Council election had given it an opportunity to work for a permanent solution based on the 13 amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution and improving upon it.

“I am confident that the TNA will be able to secure maximum autonomy for the provinces, devolution of power to the provinces, equal rights and equal respect for Tamils and other minorities, acknowledgement of the traditional rights of Tamils to their homeland and adequate participation in the governance of the country,” Mr Chidambaram said in a statement.

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