2ND LEAD (CORRECTION)
TNA rejects Wickremesinghe’s offer
[TamilNet, Thursday, 16 September 2010, 14:44 GMT]
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Thursday refused to give consent to
the opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to appoint TNA
parliamentarian, M. N. Sumanthiran as his nominee to the Parliamentary Council constituted under the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. TNA media spokesman and Jaffna district parliamentarian said Ranil
Wickremesinghe wanted the party’s consent to appoint Sumanthiran. TNA
has informed Ranil Wickremasinghe that it has opposed the 18th amendment and it will
boycott the Parliamentary Council.
Under the 18th Amendment, a five member Parliamentary Council
comprising the Prime Minister, the Speaker, the Leader of the
Opposition, a nominee of the Prime Minister and a nominee of the
Leader of the Opposition is to be set up.