Sampanthan says TNA stands for undivided Lanka
Jan 17, 2010

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentary Group Leader R. Sampanthan declared yesterday that his party stands for a united and undivided Sri Lanka.

In a statement issued last night, Mr. Sampanthan said he had discussions with the two main Presidential candidates on matters of immediate concern to the Tamil people, including a political solution for the Tamil speaking people in the north and east.

He said all political parties in the country had discussed the political solution at length and their view was such a solution should be found within an undivided Sri Lanka.

“All these discussions have been on the basis that any solution has to be found within the framework of a united and undivided Sri Lanka. The TNA, which is an amalgam of the Ilankai Tamil Arasu katchi (the Federal Party), the TULF and other Tamil political formations, has demonstrated its clear commitment to this position both within Parliament and outside,” Mr. Sampanthan said.

He said his discussions with the two main Presidential candidates with regard to a political solution revolved around President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s statement to the All Party Representative Committee in 2006.

“My discussions with both candidates were on the same issues none of which could have led to the division of the country,” he said.

“Churning the communal cauldron by misrepresenting facts, for narrow political gain, cannot do any good to the people of this country,” he added.

Courtesy: Sunday Times