The Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government is unlikely to hand back large chunks of land back to the Tamils until after the parliamentary elections in September this year, a highly placed official source said.
Land is a sensitive subject in Sri Lanka, which is why power over it is held by the Central government in Colombo, even though it is a Provincial subject under the 13 th. Amendment of the Constitution. Sensitivity is particularly high in the case of lands seized from the Tamil-speaking Northern and Eastern Provinces for strategic reasons during the war.
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DM (2015, 29 juin). ” Parliamentary Elections Stall Giving Back Lands To Tamils” by P.K.Balachandran. SRI LANKA & DIASPORAS. Consulté le 4 mars 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/u8q1