TNA pins hopes on Modi

9p5h60T3By Mirudhula Thambiah 
 
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) expressed hope that the newly elected Bharatia Janata Party (BJP) will act meaningfully in solving the issues of Tamils in Sri Lanka, by influencing the government to implement reasonable power sharing. 
 
TNA Parliamentarian and Spokesman, Suresh Premachandran, said their Party believes the newly elected Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will play a favourable role in resolving the issues of Tamils in Sri Lanka. “We expect the BJP to work towards pushing the government to provide a better power sharing process for the Tamils,” he said.
Commenting on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister (CM)… …Jayalalithaa Jayaram’s stand with the elected Indian custodian, he said, Tamil Nadu has passed a resolution seeking a political solution in Sri Lanka. “Therefore CM Jayalalithaa will back Modi’s moves on solving the issues since they have a good relationship. 
 
“When the Congress was elected previously, the Sri Lankan Government gave hopes that it would solve the political issues rapidly, yet that was just an eye wash, I believe the policies of BJP are totally different from Congress, therefore we can expect a reasonable change,” he said. 
 
He said India will definitely urge for a political solution in Sri Lanka in the interest of their own in order to compete with countries like Pakistan and China.
Meanwhile, Premachandran said that the TNA is looking forward to having discussions with the newly elected Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of India.