13th January 2016

Sampanthan insists no demand for a separate state

13th January 2016 // 0 Comments

Opposition leader and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan today insisted that there is no more a demand for a separate Tamil state in Sri Lanka. Speaking in Parliament today the TNA leader said that the Tamils have, during the recent elections, backed a political solution within the framework of a united and undivided and indivisible Sri Lanka. He said the Tamils hope the new Constitution which has been proposed, will resolve the National issue. Sampanthan said that the demand for a separate state resulted in a war which pushed the country backwards. “The war has come to an end and more importantly there is no more a demand for a separate state,” he said. The LTTE had pushed for a separate state but […]

Give our lands back

13th January 2016 // 0 Comments

BY S.S. Sakthi Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarians have placed a request with Minister of Fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera, urging the government to give back the Mayiliddy harbour and residential areas that is occupied under the Jaffna Valikamam High Security Zone (HSZ) to the people. On Monday, Fisheries Minister Amaraweera has visited the Mayiliddy harbour in the presence of Valikamam North-Mayiliddy region people with TNA parliamentarians. During his visit people gathered there indicated their past grievances and requested the Minister of Fisheries that those lands be released back to them. At the same time TNA parliamentarians urged the minister to release the areas back to the people so that it will benefit those currently living in camps. The minister also visited a temple nearby. The minister […]

Premachandran’s allegation should be investigated

13th January 2016 // 0 Comments

Premachandran’s allegation should be investigated – Anandasangaree Tamil United Liberation Front General Secretary Veerasingham Anandasangaree, commenting on the recent statement by former Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian and EPRLF leader Suresh Premachandran, on stealing votes, said, “Whatever said and done this is a very high handed act and Premachandran’s allegation should be investigated and the offenders should be traced and properly punished under any law, as it is not possible in this case under the election law as action should have been taken within the time limit.” However this type of meddling with the democratic rights of the people should be thoroughly checked and prevented in future, by the adoption of fool proof methods or by any other means, he said. “Winning and losing is very […]

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