TNA delegation to meet President
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will meet President Mahinda
Rajapaksa shortly for discussions on its future political plans, General
Secretary Mavai Senadhirajah said.
He also said that the people of the North had expressed their
confidence in the party at the recently-held Local Government polls in
Jaffna and Vavuniya. A delegation of party Parliamentarians would
shortly meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss the problems of
nearly 300,000 IDPs housed in welfare centres in Vavuniya, their early
resettlement in their own homes and the question of a political
settlement to the Tamil problem.
At the recent meeting of the Development and Rehabilitation Committee
for the North, they indicated their desire to meet the President and it
was agreed. The party has also furnished the names of members of the
delegation that would meet the President, Senadhirajah said.
The discussions will centre mainly on the sufferings and problems of
the IDPs in welfare centres in Vavuniya and the need for their early
resettlement in their own homes in their villages, he said. The TNA has
already initiated measures to obtain humanitarian assistance for the
IDPs from the Government and foreign countries and the TNA delegation
would hold detailed discussions with the President on these matters, he