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* Sri Lankan government says PSC is the only way for the Tamil ethnic issue
Fri, May 9, 2014, 09:42 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 09, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government says there's no change in its stance on achieving a sustainable final solution to the ethnic problem through the parliamentary select committee (PSC) despite the main Tamil party, Tamil national Alliance's refusal to participate in the PSC.

"The government has been consistent with this issue and only the parliament can reach a final solution, so it (government) will not change its position on the PSC," cabinet spokesman and the Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella stressed.

Speaking to the media Thursday, the Minister said in the end any solution to the ethnic issue has to be approved through the parliament and so it would be better to go through the negotiations forward in the parliament from the beginning.

"In the end we need to come back to Parliament to have any political solution approved so why go round and round when we can start the process in Parliament," the Minister questioned.

He said the PSC several times appealed to the TNA to join the process and even foreign governments, including India, have also urged the TNA to join the PSC to discuss the political solution but despite those requests, TNA is adamant on its stance and continues to boycott the PSC.

The government does not recognize the TNA as the sole representative of Tamil people, the Minister said, adding that the government will continue the PSC process despite the TNA's boycott and has invited all other political parties.

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