"TNA solidly stands behind ISGA"-Sampanthan tells UNF

[TamilNet, Sunday, 04 April 2004, 11:19 GMT]
"We have been closely watching the current political situation," Tamil National Alliance leader and the re-elected Trincomalee district parliamentarian Mr.R.Sampanthan told Mr.Bradman Weerakoon, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe in a telephonic conversation initiated by the latter Sunday morning, political sources said.

TNA Parliamentarians in Trincomalee
Messrs Sampanthan and Thuraitnasingham are seen with TNA Muslim candidate Mr.Abdul Hassan Sahul Hameed at a reception accorded by Trincomalee Sivankoviladi Tamil youths Saturday evening soon they were re-elected

"We solidly stand behind the Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA) proposal submitted by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Tamils also have expressed their firm stand that they are fully backing the ISGA proposal through their verdict in the Friday poll. The trials and tribulations of the hundreds of thousands of displaced Tamil people now languishing in refugee camps should be brought to an end very soon with the formation of the ISGA where the Tamils should be allowed to reconstruct and rehabilitate their war devastated province", said Mr.Sampanthan during his discussion with Mr.Bradman Weerakone, sources said

The Prime Minister Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe is reported to be in constant touch with Mr.Sampanthan since Friday, Colombo political sources said.

The re-elected parliaments from the Trincomalee district Mr.Sampanthan and Mr.K.Thurairatnasingham first paid a visit to the political office of the LTTE in Trincomalee town where they were welcomed by the LTTE district political head Mr.Thilak and other local activists. Thereafter they paid their homage to the statue of Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchchi founder leader Mr.S.J.V.Chelvanayakam, which is located at Sivankoviladi in Trincomalee, sources said.

TNA Parliamentarian garlanding Tanthai Chelva statue in Trincomalee
Parliamentarian Mr.Thurairatnasingham garlanding the statue of founder leader of the ITAK Mr.Chelvanayakam Saturday

TNA LTTE meeting in Trincomalee
Parliamentarians Sampanthan and Thurairatnasingham seen discussing with LTTE Trincomalee district political head Mr.Thilak

 

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