|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.