B.Muralidhar Reddy

COLOMBO: The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) led by V. Anandasangaree in its manifesto for the April 8 general election has advocated a federal model on the lines of Indian system to resolve the ethnic conflict.

“The TULF during the past five years had been advocating for a solution under a Federal Constitution and have also offered to accept the Indian Model as the only alternative to a federal solution. This proposal should satisfy those who are opposed to both the Federal and Unitary systems,” said the manifesto, copies of which were released here on Wednesday.

On the demand from some sections for re-merger of the Northern and Eastern Provinces, the TULF said it did not believe that the merger would prove detrimental either to the country or to any ethnic group.

Further the party has said the delay in re-settling the Internally Displaced persons in their respective residences is very unfair and demanded full compensation should be paid immediately for the loss of life, limbs, and properties of the Internally Displaced Persons's (IDPs).

It has also sought quick action to compile a list of missing and dead persons who lived in Vanni during the war and asked the government to hand over the 10,000-odd children detained in rehabilitation camps wrongfully branded as Tiger cadre.