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Minister calls for TNA ban

Sri Lanka’s deputy minister for labour and labour relations called for a ban of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Tuesday, reports the Island.

Speaking in parliament, Sarath Weerasekara claimed that the TNA were still propagating the ideology of the LTTE and said:

"We are paying the price for not banning them then and we made a mistake by not doing so as can be seen clearly now.”

Presumably alluding to MP Sritharan’s remarks in Parliament on the 26th November, comments from which the TNA’s leadership launched a defensive to distance the party, Weerasekara called for the TNA to make a public statement denouncing ‘separatism’ or to face a government ban.

See our earlier TG View: Representing ‘extremism’.

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