TNA support for UNP: TELO insists on written agreement citing 5 demands

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The Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO), which is an ally of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), has resolved that any form of support given to the United National Party (UNP) to form a government should be based on a written agreement to address the issues concerning Tamils, a party official said yesterday.

The TNA said last week that it would support the UNP to form a government, but without accepting any portfolio in that government.

TELO is one of the four parties that form the TNA and has two MPs, Selvam Adaikkalanathan and K. Kotheeswaran, elected on their ticket. The Central Committee of TELO met in Vavuniya on Saturday to discuss the situation. It decided that the TNA should strike an agreement with the UNP for the formation of a government on five counts. However, the party decided not to disclose these five areas of concern to be included in the agreement until a final decision was taken.

Its Central Committee member M.K. Sivajilingam told Daily Mirror yesterday that the coordinating committee of the TNA comprising representing all its allies would meet this evening in Colombo to discuss the matter further.“We know it is difficult for a minority government to find a solution to the Tamil national question.

We are looking for an interim solution at least to begin with. If the TNA supports the UNP, it should be conditional and an agreement needs to be signed. Unless the TNA agrees to this demand of ours we will take our own decision on it separately,” he said.(Kelum Bandara)

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  • Jaliya Monday, 03 December 2018 09:11 AM

    Another group is trying to hold UNP hostage taking the advantage of the situation. Politics at its dirtiest

    SL Monday, 03 December 2018 09:29 AM

    Funny think is that UNP accept to those just to keep RW in power.

    Scooby Doo Monday, 03 December 2018 09:25 AM

    Oh God.Theres no end for their requests. Wonder why even at this juncture they are coming up with demands and demands. One of the selfish group of people I have ever seen.

    Sugandh Monday, 03 December 2018 01:43 PM

    How did you arrive at that conclusion? Have you walked in that group’s shoes? You are way off.

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 03 December 2018 09:33 AM

    The most important of the five would be to pave the way...you know what. For them RANIL is the only hope and for majority Sinhala voters he is anathema for the same very reason. This is the impasse.

    Ganesh Monday, 03 December 2018 12:02 PM

    You are a no 1 racist and consultant to close the companies

    Ghs Monday, 03 December 2018 09:36 AM

    Another news from MR gang to put mud on UNP. People should take decisions intelligently now as we have seen enough false propaganda by MR

    Chari Monday, 03 December 2018 09:37 AM

    Federalism and a Separate State. Come on be more patriotic.

    Sangaralingham Monday, 03 December 2018 09:39 AM

    Human mentality make hay while dun shines or strike the iron when it is hot is ideal but it is the responsibility of all parties and governments to act with dignity and trust to keep nations morality honesty t highest level. Now each and every politicians running around to keep his nose high often misleading the society

    lkboy Monday, 03 December 2018 10:28 AM

    tell TELO to fly a kite, and go and join Rajapakse.

    Ronnie Bugger Monday, 03 December 2018 12:31 PM

    What makes you think they will ?

    Gayan Monday, 03 December 2018 10:43 AM

    Kindly disclose the agreement. The country want to see.

    Jude Monday, 03 December 2018 11:09 AM

    No Deals !! Period!! Either way elections coming up just over year from now!! Any party supporting UNF must do it unconditionally!! Yeah!!

    Vadivel Monday, 03 December 2018 03:08 PM

    Come what may and whatever you may call it - we will achieve Eelam

    Lanka Shantha Monday, 03 December 2018 04:27 PM

    Stupids, don't look for political gains. First let us make a stable Government before we become another Columbia, Somalia or Sudan.


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