TNA nomination stirs a hornet’s nest
The prime Tamil political party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has
run into conflict following the nomination of M.K. Sivajilingam of
Velvettiturai for the forthcoming Local Government polls, informed
The TNA spokesman and Jaffna district Parliamentarian Suresh
Premachandran and Wanni district Parliamentarian Selvam Adaikalanathan
in a media release condemned the decision taken by TNA Jaffna district
Parliamentarian and the TNA General Secretary Mavai Senathiraja, over
the inclusion of M.K. Sivajilingam as a candidate under the TNA’s party
Parliamentarians Suresh Premachandran and Selvam Adaikalanathan said
that the Tamil National Liberation Alliance Leader M.K. Sivajilingam has
been absorbed into the TNA by TNA General Secretary Mavai Senathiraja on
his own accord.
“He did not discuss the issue with the other members of the TNA.
Therefore, an act of this nature will weaken the Tamil National
Alliance,” Suresh Premachandran and Selvam Adaikalanathan said.
Tamil National Liberation Alliance leader and former parliamentarian
M.K. Sivajilingam has submitted his nomination to contest the
Velvettiturai Town Council as a TNA candidate under the party symbol -
TNA General Secretary Mavai Senathiraja said that though M.K.
Sivajilingam has been fielded to contest Velvettiturai on the TNA
ticket, he won’t be considered as a prime candidate.
Meanwhile, the Tamil United Liberation Front leader V. Anandasangaree
and PLOTE leader D. Sidharthan have already joined hands with the TNA to
contest the forthcoming polls in the North and the East.
The TNA will meet today in Trincomalee at the party leader R.
Sambanthan’s residence to discuss matters pertaining to the Local