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* Sri Lanka's major Tamil and Muslim constituencies to discuss constitutional reforms
Tue, Jul 27, 2010, 08:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's major Tamil and Muslim constituencies have entered into a dialogue regarding the mooted constitutional reforms.

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) have scheduled to meet for talks on July 29. TNA leader R. Sampanthan and SLMC leader Rauf Hakeem will lead the delegations of the two parties.

The talks are to focus on the constitutional reforms and the electoral reforms proposed by the ruling party United People's Freedom Alliance.

Both Tamils and Sri Lankans speak Tamil language as their mother tongue. They share many interests while these two communities together are the majority of Northern and Eastern Provinces.

The government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa recently held discussions on constitutional reforms with the main opposition United National Party (UNP).

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