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ParliamentaryGroup Leader KepetipolaMawatha
Tamil National Alliance Colombo 05
23rd December 2011
To: Rt. Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph
Roman Chatholic Bishop of Mannar
Dear Rev. Sir,
I am in receipt of the letter sent by you and some others to the notice of the members of Parliament of the Tamil National Alliance, certain issues pertaining to the Tamil people. We have been busy with several matters and I regret the delay in responding.
The copy of the letter received by me has not been signed by anyone, though the names of several persons have been referred to as purported signatories. Nevertheless, I have decided to send you a response, as you are the first of several persons referred to as senders. I observe that the said letter has also received publicity in the media. Hence, I will release this response to the media.
It is not always possible to release to the public, all matters that take place in our talks with the Government. Our talks are however so structured to ensure that any political solution will be reasonable, workable and durable, and that it will conform to the aspirations of the majority of our people.
We are prepared to meet and discuss with you and others all matters raised in the aforesaid letter. Arrangements for such a meeting can be finalized on hearing from you.
With my respectful regards,
Member of Parliament
Tamil National Alliance