Indian envoy holds talks with SLMC-TNA

1-indian pmBy 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 to call its party High Command for a meet to discuss affairs regarding a future presidential election. At present, the SLMC is a partner in the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Government with Hakeem holding the Ministerial Portfolio of Justice