(Text of Press Release Issued by the Tamil National Alliance)
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) extends its warmest congratulations to President-Elect Mr Maithripala Sirisena.
The TNA extends to the people of Sri Lanka – in particular to the people of the North-East – its sincere thanks for extending their overwhelming support to President-Elect Mr Maithripala Sirisena in accordance with the advice of the TNA.
The new President Mr Maithripala Sirisena has to address urgently many grave issues the country faces, including an honourable resolution of the national question so as to enable the Tamil speaking people of Sri Lanka to be true beneficiaries of democracy.
R. Sampanthan MP
Leader, Tamil National Alliance