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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 the discussions.
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 removed.
Senathirajah said that the TNA delegation had conveyed their concerns to the government on this matter and the government too had responded positively.
“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.