Oct 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says the 13th Amendment to the Constitution would not provide a solution to the ethnic issue.
JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath told the media that even members of the government have now realized that the 13th Amendment would not resolve the ethnic crisis.
"The JVP realized this in 1987, but everyone protested against the party at the time," he said.
He explained that the implementation of the 13th Amendment should be able to protect the equal rights of the Tamil and Muslim communities, but it has not happened.
According to Herath, the 13th Amendment that has been forced on the country as a product of the Indo-Sri Lanka accord of 1987 has compounded the ethnic issue.
He said the people should stand against any solution that is forced on the country by an outside party.