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TNA decides to boycott Independence Day celebrations

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has decided to boycott the 75th Independence Day celebrations, as the Tamil people are yet to gain true independence, said its spokesperson MP M.A. Sumanthiran.

Speaking to the media, he said since independence, majoritarianism has become the rule in the guise of democracy, with not even the Sinhala Buddhists now feeling they are denied freedom.

A black day will be declared and a campaign launched to gain true independence to the country, he added.

Several southern political groups too, have similarly declared a black day on February 04.

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