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TNA says its support was conditional

12 December 2018 08:01 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said today that its support for the vote of confidence on United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was conditional to the granting of power devolution to the north and the east, the release of political prisoners and the land.

TNA MP for Jaffna district Dharmalingam Sidaththan told Daily Mirror that his party extended conditional support for Mr. Wickremesinghe to get the required majority to become the Prime Minister.

Mr. Sidaththan said these were usual demands of the TNA right throughout.

“We asked for power devolution. It means the constitution making process should continue,” he said.

Also, he said there were lands to be released in the north.

“It is not only the lands held by the military but also the private lands earmarked by the archaeological authorities. Besides, there are private lands held by authorities as national parks. All land issues should be addressed,” he said.

He said the TNA put forward a condition that all development work in the north should be coordinated with his party.(Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 7

  • Chux Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:17 PM

    Every party support any government is conditional who’s is always a fact

    Ryan Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:21 PM

    Oooooh oh oh oh haio idam lands

    K. C. John Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:32 PM

    The TNA would not be an independent party if they did'nt have their own aspirations, would they?

    Jude Thursday, 13 December 2018 11:42 AM

    Hey TNA, "Devolution" is one of the dirtiest words in English dictionary!!??? Some of the Reasons being, that the word have unlimited meanings!! And Complexities!!?? And this creates Anxiety among MOST Sri Lankans!!!??

    Krishantha Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:48 PM

    Ranil will do anything to get his power back. If he can he will sell his wife also.

    Ganesh Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:55 PM

    I think you must have already sold your wife dirty rascal

    krishantha Thursday, 13 December 2018 03:49 PM

    Sorry mate.I am still single


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