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A delegation of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MPs is heading to India tonight to engage in an urgent discussion with the Indian government, on the latest political situation in Sri Lanka, TNA MP Mawai Senadhiraja said.  
 
The TNA delegation inclusive of TNA Leaders R. Sampanthan and Mawai Senadhiraja and MPs M. A. Sumanthiran and Suresh Premachandran is expected to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as well as several other officials of the Indian government including the External Affairs Minister, during the visit. 
 
“We expressed our wish to discuss the latest political developments in the country and their impacts on the Tamil community with the Indian government and they extended an invitation for us to visit and express our opinions,” MP Senadhiraja said speaking to Daily Mirror Online. 
 
He said that among the topics that would be discussed, are the proposals presented by the government on amendments to be made to the 13th amendment, which were announced earlier his month. “We do not believe the 13th amendment is a solution to the Tamil political problem but we believe it would open doors for a federal system of power sharing. Hence, we do not view the proposed amendments that would result in repealing the powers of the 13th amendment, in a favorable light,” he added. 
 
The 13th amendment was an outcome of the 1987 Indo-Lanka accord. During the past few months, several political parties have been demanding amendments to the 13th amendment in order to revoke its powers. Subsequently, during the first week of June the government announced that the 13th amendment is to be repealed and a parliamentary committee is due to assemble next week to discuss the announced proposals. 
 
However, India has maintained their wish to see the effective implementation of the 13th amendment and the need for its current form to be preserved while expressing concerns over attempts to amend it. (LP) 
 
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  • Real Peace Sunday, 16 June 2013 06:21 AM

    Nimal

    Are you prepared to face sanctions, and as a result of it, rocketing cost of living? Do you know Anadasangaree is already in India and he has asked for immediate intervention by India to protect 13a?

    Gob Sunday, 16 June 2013 06:36 AM

    Do these TNA shopping blokes have Sri Lankan citizenship?

    Bala Sankar Saturday, 15 June 2013 03:29 PM

    Going to India is a wrong action. In democracy, people of Sri Lanka has the power. Talk to the people of your country.

    BuffaloaCitizen Sunday, 16 June 2013 06:38 AM

    While the other puppet is selling the country to the chinese.

    Janaka.MA Sunday, 16 June 2013 06:42 AM

    This is how they started in the past, thinking India will help and destroyed their own people. They are trying to divide our Tamil people for political benefits. Tamils in Sri Lanka enjoy peace and a much better future than Indian’s.
    Indian’s are not trustable at all, TNA is doing this purely for individual financial benefits, not for the common Tamil community who suffered and now trying to raise their lives.
    Basically it is obvious that they are going to backbite, work out a plan under cover to destroy us again.
    What a shame, ungrateful people.

    BuffaloaCitizen Sunday, 16 June 2013 06:45 AM

    Absolute rubbish...it is not the size that determines autonomy or federalism. The Jaffna Tamils are indegenous race and population with a history related to the northern part of SL. This needs to be recogonised. Would you like Jaffna Tamils manning police stations and muncipal councils and making decisions for southern areas like Matara, Galle, Hambantota, Akuressa etc? That perspective needs to be understood and respected.

    BuffaloaCitizen Sunday, 16 June 2013 06:50 AM

    The IC will dictate terms if we do not do our duties and homework for our own citizens. This includes China, which is pulling at the other end of the rope.

    Jothipala Sunday, 16 June 2013 07:23 AM

    & will come empty handed with Tall promises only,

    RamUK Sunday, 16 June 2013 07:44 AM

    Quality of life ....LOL may be for DIG Vaas

    RamUK Sunday, 16 June 2013 07:49 AM

    Good point Dr learn from UK about listening to its ppl. We will have vote in Scotland to see if they like to be with us or not. why do not you have the same in SL you so called Dr

    RamUK Sunday, 16 June 2013 07:50 AM

    Like MR reporting to China....

    Punchi Banda Saturday, 15 June 2013 04:36 PM

    Why on earth should we bow down to India. Will India accept our proposals for Kashmir ? We would like a plebiscite held in Kashmir for the Kashmiris to decide on their future.

    RamUK Sunday, 16 June 2013 07:51 AM

    listen baby only last 60 yrs SL is not a colony. in the history it is been ruled by many

    RamUK Sunday, 16 June 2013 07:53 AM

    if you are back they will send DIG Vaas

    RamUK Sunday, 16 June 2013 07:54 AM

    lol r u related to DIG Vaas

    kumar Sunday, 16 June 2013 07:59 AM

    Not only India. TNA should take this issue wth all countries even with China if possible. Tamils are with you. This will haapen when the central Govt. work to fulfill the aspiration of Sihala racists an d curtail the rights of minorities.

    Kondebandapucheena Saturday, 15 June 2013 05:02 PM

    Go and give weekly report and complain about Motherland

    Silva de Mervin Sunday, 16 June 2013 12:45 PM

    Scarp 13 and end up in giving more due to pressure International Community.

    Sira Saturday, 15 June 2013 11:49 AM

    Stay there. Don't come back please.

    ANTON Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:01 PM

    TNA TALK NO ACTION

    crick Saturday, 15 June 2013 05:42 PM

    pls stay there. dont come back.

    lanken moda Sunday, 16 June 2013 01:00 PM

    - tell me a day that India help Tamils or Singalese.They r good in messings up. China is the only country.look at the bmich or rice/rubber pact.

    Rohan Sunday, 16 June 2013 08:50 AM

    Ram are you related to V Prabakaran?

    kithudugamakitud Saturday, 15 June 2013 06:23 PM

    Please don't come back .Stay there and we will send your pension there C/o Jaya

    Rohan Sunday, 16 June 2013 08:53 AM

    MR is not going to Chaina like cry babies of TNA

    Radha Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:17 PM

    A number of Indian leaders has said in recent times that they'll not meddle in Lankan affairs. If so why do they encourage these visits?

    KADMIN Sunday, 16 June 2013 01:05 PM

    These people trying to divide the country. Try and think as Sri Lankans not as just Tamils... then you can see the bigger picture.

    kithudugamakitud Saturday, 15 June 2013 06:25 PM

    I am sure Mrs. J will keep that handsome devil,and not let him come back.

    Sumudhu Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:21 PM

    No wonder the majority in this country are calling for the abolition of the controversial 13th amendment.

    mail_guy Monday, 17 June 2013 04:23 AM

    At least they are better then SL gov.

    Maha Rajanani Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:39 PM

    Provincial council system is not suitable for a small country like SL. Pls inform this to Indians, before we get rid of this altogether in the near future.

    Amakan Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:41 PM

    TNA Leader Mr. Sampanthan waste of time

    DCOL Sunday, 16 June 2013 09:08 AM

    Week 01 - Go to India
    Week 02 - Meet American Ambassador
    Week 03 - Update EU Ambassadors
    Week 04 - Update India again
    No work or no productive things to the people of North. Just talking no works.
    Even with thousand bad things Govt at least build some roads in North.

    MUTHU Saturday, 15 June 2013 12:50 PM

    SRILANKA IS GOING TO PAY A BIG PRICE FOR ALL THESE PROBLEMS.

    Dr I.M.C.Fernando,UK Saturday, 15 June 2013 07:22 PM

    TNA is again trotting to India for advice - I hope this is not at the tax-payers expense !! It appears they have no confidence in themselves !!. The Tamil electorate should take serious note of this and not elect people who cannot use their own brains. A federal system is not suitable for Sri Lanka as she is too small. Sri Lanka is smaller than Scotland !!!! The 13th amendment and PCs should be done away with. A unitary Sri Lanka would and should prevail. Its a pity that the TNA cannot fathom this.

    ss Sunday, 16 June 2013 01:36 PM

    All I have to say is, SL have missed an golden opportunity to solve the peoblem once for all. With every passing day, even the moderates are losing confidence...! I hopw Srilanka would take note to solve the problems making India and rest of the world irrelevant.

    dev Sunday, 16 June 2013 12:00 AM

    first win the election, then talk about power sharing.via DM Android

    raj Sunday, 16 June 2013 02:03 PM

    TNA is talking to the wrong people. India is not a honest country. India has double tongue. Current Indian government is backstabbing Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    solicos Saturday, 15 June 2013 01:00 PM

    India is blackmailing Srilanka. To decide on 13 have a referendum country wide. That is democracy not dropping parippu and blackmails

    Punchi Banda Saturday, 15 June 2013 09:52 PM

    TNA Why to to India? We are not a colony of India nor does India have any jurisdiction over Sri Lanka. You should address any issues that you have to the Sri Lanka Parliament. They are the ones who have to power over any issue in Sri Lanka and NOT India.

    Sinhala Yaka Saturday, 15 June 2013 10:02 PM

    Are they going by plane or train.Hope they get stuck in Tamil Nadoo the capital of the terrorists of the world.

    Gayan Sunday, 16 June 2013 02:15 PM

    Sanctions? They are queing for the mannar oil blocks/wells. what sanctions. Dont kid yourself. For India Economic and Security concerns are the things which matters. They dont give a damn about 13+ except for election time.

    Prabakaran's terror did not scare us, your empty threats are hillerious at best.

    jacoob Monday, 17 June 2013 01:51 AM

    what is your point mate ?

    meranchi Saturday, 15 June 2013 01:21 PM

    go to hell not to india. go and settle down in india prolem all finish......i

    nimal Sunday, 16 June 2013 04:44 AM

    TNA will win the northern provincial elections. Then they take all their issues to India and will ignore Sri Lanka central government. This will be a very dangerous situation. Stop India's intervention in our domestic affairs. How can they dictate terms to us, we are not under India's command. We do not need a special envoy from India. All Sri Lankans should protest against this special envoy.

    ANTON Sunday, 16 June 2013 05:01 AM

    PLEASE GIVE MY UNKIND REGARDS TO AUNTY LALITHA

    Nodrog Sunday, 16 June 2013 05:09 AM

    Now that the LTTE is no more they have to report to India.

    lokka Saturday, 15 June 2013 01:54 PM

    There is all the more reason now to abolish the 13th Amendment.

    Nodrog Sunday, 16 June 2013 05:12 AM

    They will never stay in India...they know they are much better off here and the quality of life is better..

    CROW Sunday, 16 June 2013 05:17 AM

    IF YOUR CHINESS VISITS ARE RIGHT, THEIR INDIAN VISIT IS RIGHT.

    MUTHU Sunday, 16 June 2013 05:58 AM

    SRILANKA IS GOING TO PAY A BIG PRICE IN THE FUTURE FOR ALL THESE PROBLEMS, BECAUSE SRILANKA AND INDIA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CREATION OF THE 13 TH AMENDMENT. HOWEVER THE 13 TH AMENDMENT ALSO NOT GOING TO FULFILL THE LONG TERM ASPIRATION OF THE TAMIL COMMUNITY.


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