TNA delegation meets UK envoy

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 24 August 2005, 15:48 GMT]
A Tamil National Alliance parliamentary delegation Wednesday morning met with Mr. Stephen Evans, British High Commissioner in Colombo and exchanged views on the proposed talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) regarding the implementation of the ceasefire agreement to its word, current position of the P-TOMS following the Supreme Court's interim order, the urgency of establishing the Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA) and the future political scenario in the south which is expected to be followed with the order of the Supreme Court on the presidential election date controversy on Friday, TNA sources said.

The TNA delegation briefed the UK envoy that the international community should formulate a new plan to ensure the distribution of relief and assistance reach the northeast to rehabilitate and resettle the hundred of thousands of displaced Tamil people in the two decade old war in their own areas.

The TNA delegation pointed out to the UK envoy the blatant discrimination shown to Tamil people in allocating funds for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of districts where all three communities live, sources said.

The TNA delegation further stressed at the discussion that remarkable progress could be made in finding a lasting political solution to the Tamil national problem if the ISGA is established without delay, TNA sources said.

The discussion, which last for about an hour, was held Wednesday morning at the UK High Commissioner's office. Mr. Wilson, European Union envoy in Sri Lanka associated in the discussion with British High Commissioner. TNA delegation comprised parliamentarians Mr.R.Sampanthan, Mr.Jospeh Pararajasingham, Mr.Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam and Mr.Selvam Adaikalanathan, sources said.

 

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