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TNA outlines basic requirements for future talks

The TNA (Tamil National Alliance) called on the government to stop all registration of lands in the North-East, reverse the inclusion of the Sinhala region of Welioya into Mullaitivu District and stop the deployment of a Sinhala government agent to Mannar, during talks with government delegates on Thursday.

TNA MP Suresh Premachandran, stated that such measures, were the very basic requirement in order for future talks with the Sri Lankan government to take place.

“If the President is willing, he can stop these moves within a matter of a few hours,” Premachandran added.

The meeting on Thursday was the first after weeks of stalling by the Sri Lankan government.

TNA delegates consisted of TNA leader, R. Sampanthan and MPs, M.A. Sumanthiran, Mr. Premachandran, Mavai Senathirajah and President’s Counsel Kanag Iswaran.

Government delegates included, External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris and MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardane.

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