TNA refuses to budge on PSC

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has refused to budge on its stand with regards to the Parliament Select Committee (PSC).

President Mahinda Rajapaksa had requested TNA leader R. Sambanthan last evening to nominate members to the PSC however Sambanthan had rejected the request.

TNA MP M.A Sumanthiran told The Sunday Leader that the TNA leader had reiterated to the President that the TNA will nominate representatives only after there is an agreement in bilateral talks between the TNA and the government.

Sumanthiran said that the meeting between the TNA leader and the President took place last evening following an invitation put forward by the President.

The TNA has had several rounds of discussions with the government on a political solution to the national issue but the talks have often ended in disagreement over various issues.

The government has been insisting that future bilateral talks with the TNA can take place only after the TNA nominates members to the PSC.

The PSC on a political solution has failed to kick off owing to the boycott of the TNA.