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TNA has no confidence in Parliamentary Select Committee

The Tamil National Alliance has told The Island it has no faith in the proposed Parliamentary Select Committee and has not yet decided whether it will participate.

"We have no confidence in the proposed Parliamentary Select Committee as that will also be a strategy adopted by the government to delay the process of finding a solution to the ethnic question," TNA spokesman and Jaffna District MP Suresh Premachandran told The Island on Saturday.

"How can we expect the government to provide us solutions to the ethnic question in the North and the East through a PSC when it cannot negotiate with the TNA independently and come to a solution?

"The government was unwilling to go ahead with the negotiations with the TNA,"

Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said at a news conference last week that the government would wait for as long as it takes for the TNA to take part in the PSC.

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