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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said today it was ready to resume talks with the Government in search of a lasting solution to the ethnic crisis based on power devolution within a united Sri Lanka.

TNA parliamentarian M.A.Sumanthiran told a news conference that it did not have a hidden agenda and said it was strongly committed to finding a solution to the political question.

“The Government is now saying it cannot hold talks with the TNA because we are representatives of the LTTE. The Government is trying to evade resolving the Tamil issue citing these false claims. We do not have any hidden agenda. We strongly believe a solution to the issue in a united country and we do not want a separate state,” he said.

Mr. Sumanthiran said it was the Government that backed away from the discussions and said it was surprising to hear that government was expecting the TNA call for a resumption of talks.

“Minister Susil Premajayantha had said recently the government is ready to resume talks if TNA makes a request. Why should we make a request? It was the government that backed away from talks,” Mr. Sumanthiran said.


  Comments - 17

  • mount Thursday, 28 August 2014 07:36 PM

    Talking since Banda Selva s time . Very very big MEGA series. Never end.

    Ron Friday, 29 August 2014 09:51 AM

    Modi has given a good advice to TNA . Modi will never support to get elaam .

    kumar Friday, 29 August 2014 06:52 AM

    Gain confidence from the Majority? for what? The majority should gain confidence from us my giving our rights.

    gupta Friday, 29 August 2014 06:24 AM

    nothing to talk, just like in Singapore and Malaysia , live among the majority, have a peace full life . get rid of hate and attain Nibbana..

    Ruwan Friday, 29 August 2014 10:51 AM

    I see a great deal of LTTE in TNAs demeanor. They will only promote Eelam dream via DM Android App

    P.R. Friday, 29 August 2014 05:19 AM

    The TNA is going to the neighbour's house for a solution when they have a family fight! ..eventually the neighbour will take advantage of you and your family without the problem being solved, as the neighbour has no real interest in you or your family. Domestic quarrels have to be solved domestically, from within not without.

    Gamarala Friday, 29 August 2014 05:17 AM

    What do they want. Are they still harping on a separate State for the Tamils. Why not live in a unitary state where they have the same status as all others. They are the ones creating all these problems.

    sukirichuti Friday, 29 August 2014 04:10 AM

    Tissa Vitharana's APRC committee report is with the President. After spending millions what has happened to it. It has recommendations acceptable by all sections of the communities. Put the report out without dragging on this issue any further.

    ABC Friday, 29 August 2014 06:31 AM

    This country belongs to Sri Lankans. Anyone has other agenda than living in harmany may look for assylum in other places. There is nothing call self aspiration. Every citizen has same problem and minority should contribute towards re-building the country and gain confidence from majority than asking bigger pie. via DM Android App

    Wasana Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:28 AM

    Mr. Sumanthiran: What is the solution for the majority of the Tamils who are living among the Sinhalese?

    DumNathan Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:46 PM

    what took you so long? Heeding Modi's advice?

    mount Thursday, 28 August 2014 06:05 PM

    To satisfy Modi and to fool Tamils

    ramesh Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:37 AM

    they come for talks when they want, then demand for seperate state and go away. TNA lifecycle

    Ding Dong Bell Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:30 AM

    govt was selected by majorities & most of other parties are part of Govt now, so TNA must talk with Govt only

    Suq Madique Thursday, 28 August 2014 11:27 AM

    This is what should have been done in the first place instead of going around the world crying. Anyway its good they finally realize that the only way to solve the issue is by direct dialogue with the govt.

    channa Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:54 AM

    You should speak with all parties . What you are trying to do is put the pressure on government and try to get what you want . The solutions should be acceptable to all not only to you people and government, because Sri lanka is belong to all Sri Lankans

    Dilip Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:29 AM

    Can't trust the government. It is waste of time unless 3rd party country involved in the dialogue with a time frame.

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