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Sri Lanka: TNA ready to offer active support to address the accountability issues

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today offered active support to the government to address the accountability issue if the government meets certain conditions.
Among the conditions, the TNA said is the need for the government to agree to make an honest effort to address the issue with an open mind and work with the international community including India and the US and learn from the South African experience.

“You will have our active support and participation in such a process of accountability and reconciliation,” TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran said in a speech made in parliament today.

However he said if the government continues with its present agenda of oppression and subrogation the TNA will resist it with all its might.

Sumanthiran said if the government is sincere to change its present direction and treat Tamils as equals then the TNA is ready to sit down and discuss a solution which is acceptable to all communities in Sri Lanka.

The TNA MP said that if the government agrees to an international inquiry or at least an international involvement in the process of resolving the differences, it will move the country forward.

“Questions of accountability will never go away until we meet them squarely and sincerely,” he said.

He said Sri Lanka has a great opportunity now to agree to a process under the aegis of the United Nations.

The MP urged the Government to make use of the opportunity to bring an end to the misery suffered by the people. (Colombo Gazette)


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