TNA continues sit-in-protest in Sri Lanka's parliament

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 October 2006, 11:27 GMT]
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarians continued their sit-in-protest in the well of the Sri Lanka's parliament Tuesday for the fourth day demanding the immediate lifting of economic embargo on the Jaffna peninsula, and the re-opening of the A-9 landroute to Jaffna. Normal business of the parliament was conducted without any interruption, parliamentary sources in Colombo said.

R. Sampanthan
R.Sampanthan, leader of the parliamentary group of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA)
TNA parliamentarians led by its group leader R.Sampanthan walked into the well of the house with black bands in their arms soon after the sitting of the parliament resumed Tuesday morning around 9.30 a.m.

They sat silently on the ground in front of the Speaker's podium.

W.J.M.Lokkubandara, Speaker conducted the normal business of the House without any interruption.

TNA began its sit-in-protest on Wednesday last week and continued their protest on Thursday and Friday.

The parliament did not sit during the weekend and resumed its sitting Tuesday this week. TNA has already announced that it would continue its sit-in-protest in the parliament until their demands are met.


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