The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) would not go behind any government, adopting a surrender policy. After the forthcoming parliamentary election, the TNA would adopt a tough bargaining policy to achieve its political target on behalf of the Tamil community, said K.Thurairatnem, Eastern Provincial Councillor and a prospective TNA candidate at the parliamentary election, from the electoral district Batticaloa.
He further said that Tamil community was hailed as being responsible for sending home the past regime led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
“Tamils voted for a change in power. Tamils were responsible in installing a new government. But the new government had not shown its sincerity by taking steps to formulate proposals for devolution of power,” he said.
He added that the new government under the 100-day programme of President Maithiripala Sirisena had allocated more funds for the development activities in Muslim and Sinhala areas in the East but not for Tamil areas.
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) former Eastern Province Parliamentarian Pakkiaselvam Ariyanethran said contesting in a coalition with Western Provincial Councillor Mano Ganesan’s party outside the North and the East should be reconsidered several times as his party has a special identity with upcountry Tamils and the TNA represents the Tamils of the North and the East. The identity of both groups of Tamils should be ensured and secured at the upcoming August General Election……………. read more
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