After railing against the crackdowns of Sri Lanka’s president, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has pledged to support the government’s “national all-party programme”.
In a letter to President Ranil Wickremesinghe, the leader of the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi maintained that he provide “our fullest support” to implement “a national all-party programme”.
The statement follows a scathing interview by TNA spokesperson, M.A. Sumanthiran, who maintained that there was “no chance” Wickremesinghe could bring stability. Sumanthiran maintained that whilst the TNA would support positive steps taken by the government, it would be “difficult for us to even think of supporting this Government in that way”.
Sampanthran, age 89, has faced growing calls for his resignation. Members of his own party have noted his deteriorating age.
Read the TNA's statement below: