Amid speculation of a new ruling coalition, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said yesterday it would not become part of any government, but would cooperate on progressive measures adopted by it as far as the issues of Tamil people were concerned.
Jaffna District TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran told Daily Mirror the government formed in 2015, invited his party to join but the request was turned down.
He said there were fundamental issues faced by the people who supported the TNA but as the main Opposition in Parliament, the TNA supported the national unity government on progressive measures.
“There is no change in that policy. We will support whatever government if it takes steps to resolve the concerns of the Tamil people,” the MP said.
When asked whether it should take progressive measures with regard to the political question, he said in such a scenario the TNA would extend its cooperation (Kelum Bandara)
Lokka Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:41
Mr. Sumanthiran, what do you mean by 'professor's measures? If it is Federalism, it's a non-starter.
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Dr.Siri Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:51
Better to keep these trouble shooters at arms length.
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Chandu Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:16
Can not trust TNA(LTTE political wing) .
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Premalal Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:20
Your so called progressive matter is your own community and your own territory. You don't care a damn about the country. We as the majority community have great respect for your strength of conviction and wish very much thar we had leaders of the same calibre representing the community.
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fernando suresh Wednesday, 14 February 2018 17:38
there are only two parties in parliament with self respect -one is JVP and the other is TNA
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Nimal Tissa Wijetunga Thursday, 15 February 2018 07:48
Sumanthiran, You and TNA as a whole are proxies of LTTE Terrorists and therefore, we do not need any support from TNA.Please note your Tamil Elam is already gone with Prabhakaran and LTTE to the hell and our Federal demand will get the same fate and definitely a non starter.You and TNA shall recognize the reality and work for the Tamil people if you have even little interest towards their well being as Tamil masses will never follow the already destructive path shown to them since 1933.
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