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Sinhala extremists launch motorbike campaign; claim federalism will lead to secession

Sinhala extremists have launched a major campaign in the Sinhala South, claiming a federal solution will pave the way for the creation of a Tamil state.

The campaign, which was launched today at Colombo Central Bus Station, was led by Udaya Gamanpila, a close associate of the former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Wearing t-shirts printed with the map of Tamil Eelam, and carrying flags also bearing the map of the Tamil homeland, the Sinhala extremists rode through the streets of Colombo, before heading to other cities in the Sinhala South.