Chief Minister of the Northern Province Justice Wigneswaran has stated that demand for federalism is not a call for division of the island. We demand devolution in an undivided country.
He was speaking to the media after paying a courtesy call on Buddhist Prelates. He added that it is a misconception that federalism is separation. “We have no intention of dividing the country”, he stressed.
He went on that similarly there is another misconception among the people in the south that the people in the north are all terrorists. It is far from the truth to say so. “We have no intention of dividing the country,” he said.