|Give it in
writing, TNA tells govt.
By Arthur Wamanan
The government’s response to the basis of the talks
should be given in writing for progressive
discussions, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said.
The TNA and the government met on June 23 as part of
a series of talks between the two parties since
February this year.
TNA Parliamentarian Mavai Senathirajah told The
Nation that the government had so far not given
written responses to the basis for the talks
submitted by the party during the initial rounds of
While Senathirajah refrained to comment on the
contents submitted to the government delegation, he
stated that the TNA had suggested which powers that
should remain with the Central government and which
powers devolved to the Provincial Councils. He also
said that they suggest the concurrent list should be
Senathirajah said that the TNA delegation had
conveyed their concerns to the government on this
matter and the government too had responded
“It is important for the government to give its
response in writing in order to continue this
dialogue in a meaningful manner,” Senathirajah said.
He added the government had agreed to submit its
response when the two parties meet again for
discussions on June 29.