17 July 2019
On July 11, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) voted against a motion of no-confidence in government due to concerns over a future government’s commitments to human rights.
In a statement, TNA leader R. Sampanthan condemned the government’s failure to prevent the Easter Sunday bombing but maintained that removing said government from office would lead to a lack of clarity.
In 2015, Tamils voted against the Rajapaksa administration due to concerns over its human rights record and the seeming commitment to UN resolution 30/1 which sought reconciliation after the turbulent civil war.
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