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with 13-member strong EROS, which may not be as amenable as the TULF may have been. The TULF alliance with the EPRLF, TELO and ENDLF has managed to secure only 10 seats and even these have gone to parties other than the TULF. The EROS is known to be close to the LTTE, but has accepted the accord while being highly critical of the IPKF. Interestingly, however, all the three EPRLF candidates from Jaffna, considered to be an LTTE stronghold, have won. Premadasa's best course would probably be to allow the provincial government headed by the EPRLF to function and allow for a resolution to emerge

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