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TNA irked by Govt. postponement of talks on ethnic issue

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday expressed its displeasure on the government’s decision to postpone the scheduled meeting it promised to hold with the TNA on March 1.
Previously, the government pledged to continue what was termed as ‘structured dialogue’ with the TNA to find a solution to the Tamil problem.
However the government in a letter addressed to the TNA late this week informed that the meeting cannot be held due to the election campaign and that the next meeting would be convened only after the local government elections were over.
Angered by this, TNA Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran shot back at the government in another letter asking if the government can hold cabinet meetings why the meeting with TNA cannot be held.
Sumanthiran has suggested that the Government – TNA meeting could be held after the cabinet meetings or even after the parliament sessions, adding that the TNA was averse to any postponement of the meeting.