TNA reiterates demand for opposition leader post

sampanthanThe Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday reiterated its stand for the opposition leader post as the new Parliament met for the first time.

The TNA Parliamentary Group convened yesterday and TNA leader R. Sampanthan was elected as the TNA’s Parliamentary Group Leader at this meeting.

It was also decided that Sampanthan should be appointed as the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. On this basis, TNA MP Selvam Adaikalanathan accepted appointment to the post of Deputy Chairman of Committees.

The TNA Parliamentary group also appointed TNA MP Dharmalingam Siddharthan as the Party whip, Sivagnanam Sritharan as the Secretary of the Parliamentary Group and M. A. Sumanthiran as the party spokesman. (Colombo Gazette)