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The main opposition Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said yesterday it hoped to hold talks with the government on resolving the national question no sooner Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe returns from his upcoming visit to India, party officials said yesterday.
 
TNA Spokesman M.A. Sumanthiran told Daily Mirror that one of the stated objectives of the national unity government was the resolution of the national question.
 
“We will talk to the government straightaway with a view to resolving the long outstanding matter,” he said and added that the Tamil people were happy with the appointment of TNA leader R. Sampanthan as the Opposition Leader of Parliament.
 
According to reports several religious ceremonies have been organised at Hindu kovils in the North and East to invoke blessings on Mr. Sampanthan while a reception has been organised in Trincomalee to welcome the new opposition leader.
 
The TNA has also decided that in the absence of Mr. Sampanthan, Jaffna district MP Mavai Senathirajah, will act as the opposition leader.
 
The TNA Parliamentary Group also decided to hand over the post of Chief Opposition Whip to the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP). Accordingly, Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan proposed that JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake be appointed as Opposition Whip.
 
This is the second occasion at which a Tamil politician has become the Opposition Leader. Earlier, Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) Leader A. Amirthalingam served in the post from 1977 to 1983. Mr. Sampanthan was also an MP of the main opposition at that time. (Kelum Bandara)

 
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  • Truth Saturday, 05 September 2015 06:46 PM

    yes. MR and his clan with stripeless national flag.

    Sapu Saturday, 05 September 2015 11:01 AM

    devolve power inside a unitary state or federalize? What are the cons and pros each has? These need attention

    Sene Saturday, 05 September 2015 11:27 AM

    What about system like Japan? unitary state but local authorities have more power as well. The police is independent and controlled by a special authority

    Raje Saturday, 05 September 2015 12:10 PM

    wow good move ! JVP now has achieved the Opposition Whip Power as per their request to public - good luck -

    Alabert Saturday, 05 September 2015 11:48 PM

    no worries man President Maithree has the divine blessing to handle any situation and he has a professional team

    Danno Saturday, 05 September 2015 01:24 PM

    We miss MR here.

    Amare Saturday, 05 September 2015 01:26 PM

    Again Sri Lanka will be back to square one with India in the driving seat.

    Ganesh Sunday, 06 September 2015 07:40 PM

    Go to school

    kumaran Saturday, 05 September 2015 06:15 PM

    yes, but they are all Japanese.

    kumaran Saturday, 05 September 2015 06:15 PM

    Yes, it begins.

    Sapu Saturday, 05 September 2015 06:18 PM

    Read it again they say that discussions will begin after RW returns from his trip, no indian intereference

    Rodda Saturday, 05 September 2015 06:23 PM

    What is this national question?


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