Sri Lanka: Minority Tamil political parties urged to stand united on issues faced by Tamils

In Sri Lanka, the main political grouping of minority Tamils has called upon Tamil political parties to stand united on the issues faced by the Tamils.

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP M.A Sumanthiran called upon Tamil parties to not attempt to divide the Tamil community and join the alliance. He said that TNA is the main Tamil political alliance in the country so other parties must come under its wing to fight for the rights of Tamils.

The MP also said that the TNA is prepared to have talks with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka People’s party (SLPP) has said Sinhalese Buddhists united at the last Presidential election and defeated racism.

SLPP MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena urged Tamils and Muslims in the country to support the SLPP to defeat racism. He said that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa are keen to work for the people in the North and East and urged the Tamils and Muslims to support the SLPP at the next Parliamentary election.

Gotabaya won the Presidenital elections with polarized voting with majority of Sinhalese Buddhists voting for him while minorities overwhelming voting against him.

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