A thirty-member Tamil People’s Council (TPC) was formed in Jaffna on Saturday to look into the Tamil people’s “wellbeing safety and integrity”.
Consisting of representatives from civil society, academia, religious leaders and various political parties, the TPC will be headed by Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran and co-chaired by Dr P. Lakshman, Consultant Cardiologist at the Teaching Hospital, Jaffna and Mr T. Vasantharajah, the secretary of the Batticaloa civil society.
Leaders from Tamil National Alliance (TNA) constituent parties, such as ITAK, EPRLF and PLOTE alongside the TNPF have also been appointed as members of the council’s action committee.
Several subcommittees are due to be formed to “look into all the problems faced by the Tamil people” and will meet regularly with experts and advisers to work towards solutions, said the TPC.
The TPC further stated it “pledges to function with truthfulness, righteousness and with no ulterior motive so that a conducive situation is established for the Tamil people”.