US envoy meets TNA on polls

The US Ambassador to Colombo Michele J. Sison has had discussions with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) regarding the scheduled elections in the north.

According to the Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper, the Ambassador had also discussed the land acquisition issue in Jaffna and the current political situation in Sri Lanka.

TNA leader R. Sampanthan and TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran had attended the discussion with the US envoy held in Colombo, the newspaper said.

The TNA delegation had informed the US envoy that the elections for the northern provincial council should be held with the presence of international monitors.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa had announced that the northern provincial council elections will be held in September. (Colombo Gazette)