WE’RE TALKING TO THE GOVT. ON A POLITICAL SOLUTION: TNA

Published : 8:50 am  November 3, 2015 | No comments so far |  |  (507) reads | 
  • BY KELUM BANDARA

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is holding bilateral talks with government leaders to evolve a political solution to the national question based on power sharing, party officials said yesterday.

TNA Deputy Leader Mavai Senathirajah told Daily Mirror that his party was in touch with the government since the January 8 presidential election. He said parliament would be converted to a Constituent Assembly in the future to discuss constitutional changes and that the government was holding an All-Party Conference to discuss this matter with all parties. “We will reveal our proposals when the time is right. We have been talking to the government for some time now,” he said.

The TNA with 15 MPs is the main opposition in parliament. Mr. Senathirajah said the TNA had not submitted its proposals to the APC either. “There are various proposals submitted earlier. We can discuss them in the present context. We have the report submitted by the All Party Representative Committee (APRC) during the tenure of the previous government. There have been some other committees as well,” he said. President Maithripala Sirisena recently summoned an All-Party Conference and asked the parties to submit their proposals within two weeks.