The TNA has agreed to give the post of Chief Opposition Whip in Parliament to JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, party sources said.
When the post of the Opposition Leader was obtained by a party usually the post of Chief Opposition Whip, too, went to the same party. Yet, the TNA had decided to hand that opportunity over to the JVP, TNA parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran said.
JVP Propaganda Secretary MP Vijitha Herath said that his party would accept the position because it belonged to the Opposition.
TNA and JVP will work in the interest of the people of Sri Lanka.
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Delivering his first speech as the leader of the opposition, the TNA MP Sampanthan said he would make full use of the post to find an acceptable solution for the Tamil national question.
“It is our primary duty to find a solution. Why can’t we have three to five regions in this country taking a good example from our giant neighbour? Despite all diversities they have been able to stay together thanks to their form of governance.
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