TNA to push for permanent political solution

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says it will continue to push for a permanent political solution for the Tamils.

TNA member Suresh Premachandran said that the TNA will be seeking support for two main issues during its election campaign.

He said that a resolution for the Tamil issue is what the Tamils have been calling for, over a long period of time and that will be one of the key issues raised at the polls campaign.

Resettling the war displaced, releasing Tamil political prisoners and providing answers over the hundreds missing during the war will also be focused on during the election campaign of the TNA.

MP SURESH PREMACHANDRAsked if the TNA will work with other political parties and independent groups ahead of the polls, Premachandran said that, since the TNA will be contesting alone it will not get on stage with any other political party.

“However, after the election, if any Tamil political party or group wants to work with us and accept our policies, they will be more than welcome,” he said.

The TNA has often claimed to be the sole representatives of the Tamils but the right to make that claim has been challenged in the past.(Colombo Gazette)