A new alliance, the Tamil Progressive Alliance, which will focus on the estate community, was launched today with the participation of the political party leaders of the alliance.
The new alliance consists of the Democratic People’s Front led by Mano Ganeshan, National Union of Workers led by Palani Digambaran and Up-country People’s Front led by V. Radhakrishnan.
Ganeshan said that while the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) looks at issues faced by Tamils in the North, there is no one who gives enough focus to the issues faced by the up-country Tamils.
As a result, the three Tamil political parties which have the backing of the up-country Tamils, have decided to form an alliance and work together in future. (Colombo Gazette)