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TNA concedes setbacks, calls on Tamil parties to unite towards federalism

The TNA has called for unity among Tamil parties in the face of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s party’s landslide victories in the South.

In an interview with Tamil media on Sunday, TNA MP and spokesperson M. A. Sumanthiran said that they were pleased with the result in most districts of the North-East, while conceding that the party suffered setbacks in the Jaffna district.

Mr Sumanthiran said that the South’s overwhelming vote for Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna cast a bleak outlook on the Tamil people’s political aspirations.

A political solution could not be anything less than a federal solution, Mr Sumanthiran said, urging all Tamil parties to unite to achieve at least a federal solution for the Tamil people.

Interview (Tamil) below.