TNA leaders to meet LTTE leadership in Killinochchi

[TamilNet, Monday, 16 February 2004, 18:12 GMT]
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader Mr.R.Sampanthan said Monday that vital decisions would be taken in consultations with the leadership of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on Tuesday in Killinochchi regarding the forthcoming parliamentary general elections.

Mr. Sampanthan and former national list parliamentarian Mr.K.Thurairatnasingham will be leaving from Trincomalee to Killinochchi Tuesday morning to meet Mr.S.P.Thamilchelvan and other LTTE leaders regarding mapping out election strategy, TNA sources said.

Mr.Sampanthan said this is time for the Tamils and Tamil moderate leadership to show that they have been with the LTTE to the international community.

Mr.Jospeh Pararajasingham, another senior leader of the TNA, left Colombo Monday evening to Kilinochchi, having filed a petition in the Court of Appeal against the interim injunction order of the Colombo District Court which has been in favour of the Tamil United Liberation Front's (TULF) leader, Mr. V.Anandasangaree. Other TNA leaders also left Monday to Killinochchi, sources said.

At the discussion which is scheduled to be held Tuesday in Kilinochchi with LTTE leadership, all matters related to the issue of Mr. Anadasangaree's legal challenges, problems faced by the TNA in selecting a suitable election symbol for the TNA candidates in the event the TULF's election symbol "Rising Sun" symbol could not be used, would be finalized, sources said.

From Kilinochchi all TNA leaders would travel to Colombo attend the nomination board of the TNA, which is scheduled meet Wednesday in Colombo to finalize the list of candidates, sources said.

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