TNA warns Government over failure to address issues

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has warned the Government to immediately address some of the key issues faced by the Tamils in the North, failing which they will back a change of Government.

TNA and opposition leader R. Sampanthan said that while the Government has done a lot, more remains to be done.

“Hundreds of Tamils are still suffering. The Government must understand this,” he said.

Sampanthan said that the TNA will have high level talks with the Government and push for solutions for the Tamils issues.

He also said that a new Constitution must be created through which a political solution is given to the Tamils.

The opposition leader said that at consecutive elections the Tamils have been calling for a politucal solution.

He said that hundreds of Tamils are still without jobs and this must be looked into.

Sampanthan was speaking at a public event held in Vavuniya to coincide with the handing over of houses to the displaced families in the North.

The 150 homes were built by the Gnanam Foundation. Actor Rajinikanth was to attend the event but he had to cancel his visit following protests by groups in Tamil Nadu. (Colombo Gazette)