TNA was represented by TNA leader R Sampanthan, MPs Suresh Premachandran, Selvam Adikkalanandan, M.A. Sumanthiran, E. Saravanabavan, A. Vinayagamoorthi, Sivasakthi Ananadan, Vino Goparadalingam, and S. Sritharan while the TCS was represented by a delegation led by Mannar Bishop Rayappu Joseph.
The TNA-Tamil civil society talks last for nearly four-and-a half hours. They discussed matters pertaining to elections for the Northern Provincial Council and the latest position of the talks between the government and the TNA. Bishop Joseph said that the talks had helped allay some doubts the Tamil civil society had entertained. He said he believed the TNA was wholeheartedly committed to winning the rights of Tamils through negotiations with the government.
MP Sampanthan said that he would never engage in anything that would place the aspirations of Tamils in jeopardy and would never cheat his people.
By Kalmunai Corr