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9 October 2014 04:23 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today said there have been no discussions yet regarding the impending Presidential Election within the alliance.

TNA spokesperson and MP Suresh Premachandra told the Daily Mirror said that the party leaders were yet to decide on the alliance’s stance if a presidential election is declared.

“There has been no discussion within the TNA yet regarding this. However, what we will be interested is in the policies that the candidates are going to propose. There are burning issues in the North and East which include the occupation of land by the Army, resettlement and resolving of the Tamil national problem. We will be inclined to support any candidate who will align with these causes” he said.

When questioned as to the proposal of a common opposition candidate, Premachandran was non-committal.

“We must first comprehend if there is a chance for a common candidate and if so who the candidate is going to be. These are issues that we are yet to discuss,” he said.

The TNA controls the Northern Provincial Council which is the only Provincial Council not governed by the ruling UPFA.

During the last presidential election, the TNA supported the common opposition candidate former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka. (Hafeel Farisz)

  Comments - 4

  • ABC Friday, 10 October 2014 05:59 AM

    They will support whoever promise to break away from SL via DM Android App

    mount Friday, 10 October 2014 11:45 AM

    Since JR till MR supported against who won except CHANDRIKA.

    chamal Friday, 10 October 2014 12:57 PM

    your policy what aver country need change fast think country via DM Android App

    Suq Madique Sunday, 12 October 2014 06:46 AM

    Tamils are always trouble makers. Nothing will satisfy them until the get their eelam which means they will never be happy.

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