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Ensuring TNA participation at the parliamentary select committee

By D.B.S.Jeyaraj

The political dialogue between the Sri Lankan Government and the Tamil National Alliance(TNA)that progressed in fits and starts has reached a state of impasse for several months. The current deadlock is due to rigid positions adopted by both sides on the key question of a Parliamentary Select Committee(PSC).

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Leader of Tamil National Alliance Mr. R. Sampanthan at Temple Trees on February 21-Pic by : Chandana Perera-news.lk

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is of the firm opinion that any negotiated political settlement or arrangement should be multi-lateral and worked out only through a Parliamentary Select Committee(PSC). He has appointed a 31 member PSC for the purpose comprising 19 Govt party representatives and 12 opposition party representatives. The TNA has been allocated three of the twelve opposition representatives. [ click here to read in full ~ on dbsjeyaraj.com: Ensuring TNA participation at the parliamentary select committee ]

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