13th November 2014

Indian envoy holds talks with SLMC-TNA

13th November 2014 // 0 Comments

By Lakshmi Jayakody Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), R. Sampanthan, and Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), Rauff Hakeem, have reportedly met Indian High Commissioner, Y.K. Sinha last Saturday (8), authoritative sources disclosed.   They said the two minority party leaders have had detailed discussions with the Indian Envoy. These talks have lasted three hours, but the details were not disclosed.   Political analysts view these talks as crucial with a presidential election likely to be announced early next week. The TNA is yet to decide on what candidate they will support. However, TNA’s Suresh Premachnadran said their support will be for a candidate who will demilitarize the North and resolve the grievances of the Tamils.    The SLMC is yet […]

Wiggy wants Modi to “implement” 13-A

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Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has urged Indian Premier Narendra Modi’s government to implement the 13th Amendment in full to fulfil the political aspirations of Tamils in the North and East. The Northern Chief Minister had also pointed out, at a press briefing, held at the Chennai Press Club on Monday, that the Tamils had not gained anything politically in spite of the war having ended five years ago. “There are many difficulties in the 13th Amendment. There will be no political solution found under the unitary system. There are two different administrations taking place in the Northern Province. The Sri Lankan government has a different administration while we carry out a different one from the Northern Provincial Council (NPC),” he said.