PM to discuss prez poll with TNA today

17 September 2019 02:34 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is reported to have called for a meeting with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today to discuss matters related to the presidential election.

However, the TNA will have its parliamentary group meeting prior to the one with the premier. Party sources said the meeting would take place today at 3.00 p.m. in the parliamentary complex.

The meeting takes place in the context of UNP Deputy Leader and Minister Sajith Premadasa trying to woo the TNA for support at the forthcoming presidential election. Earlier, the TNA had an informal interaction with Mr. Premadasa over lunch in Jaffna.

Mr. Wickremesinghe, as the party leader, had reportedly asked Mr. Premadasa to muster the support of minority parties if possible. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 5

  • Sambo Tuesday, 17 September 2019 08:09 AM

    I think the press should stop making a big fuss and running around these political morons. Ignore them totally so they will come behind the press for publicity. The UNP is wasting colossal amounts of public money having function after function and killing time. Give the public a break to watch TV without showing these huge limousines pull up open the shutters and say nothing but bullshit.

    Nadraj Tuesday, 17 September 2019 08:21 AM

    Whatever The outcome is Tamils are not going to listen to TNA

    Ray Tuesday, 17 September 2019 08:38 AM

    TNA will back RW to abolish the Executive Presidency. This is the main thing that stopped TNA from getting Elam. Then we have Vigi from the other side wanting Elam too. Without Executive Presidency TNA will be the deciding factor in government and a disaster for mother Sri Lanka.

    ChanakaJ Tuesday, 17 September 2019 05:21 PM

    RW will promise the stars, the moon and the sun to the minorities to be elected! Where does that leave the rest of us? Bottom of the list, in true UNP style!

    Dilshan Tuesday, 17 September 2019 05:22 PM

    Let's hope RW does not agree to the demands of the rally in Jaffna and release the LTTE terrorist prisoners!


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