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Tamil people are not satisfied over govt’s slow progress – TNA

A meeting was held between the Tamil National Alliance led by R. Sampanthan and visiting United Nations Under Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffery Feltman...

Sampanthan to Wigneswaran: It is you who created this crisis!

Writing to Chief Minster Wigneswaran, the leader of the Tamil National Alliance R. Sampanthan says that what is happening in the Northern Provincial Council...

“Federal Union of Sri Lanka”: The way to respect and honour S.J.V. Chelvanayagam – Rajitha Senarathna

Image: Chelvanayagam at the 1961 sathyagrahaya.  Rajitha Senarathna. When we were political cubs, we knew of Chelvanayagam as one who was the "father" figure of Tamil Nationalism....

New Year dream could only be realized through a new constitution – Sampanthan

Our new Year dream of building a peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka that upholds the dignity and equality of all communities could only be...

Sri Lanka: The obsession about foreign judges because of the last ten years – Samaraweera

Pledges contains in the HRC resolution are not made to the UNHRC. They are pledges made to the people of the country at the...

TNA to monitor the implementation of the UN recommendations and TJ process in Sri Lanka

TNA while welcoming the adoption of UNHRC resolution 34/L 1 which reaffirms the full implementation of resolution 30/1 of 2015, promoting reconciliation, accountability and...

Official statement of the TNA concerning impending UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka.

Statement issued by elected representatives of the Tamil National Alliance . The following decision was arrived at following a meeting of TNA Members of Parliament...

Sri Lanka:: Can the lands of the southern civilian’s be held by the armed forces? Will it be tolerated?

R.Sampanthan. Image:  Keppapulavu families continue protest for get back their land. photos @shalin. Thanking  the people from outside the Northern Province, the Sinhalese people and the...

Honour the promises! No justification for not returning the Lands to the Civilians – Samapanthan

Image: Women led peaceful agitations calling for releasing their land has intensified in recent times. (photo @garrikaalan) Sending a open letter to the president Sirisena,...

The unity of the Tamil leadership needed to fulfil political aspirations of Tamils – S. Jaishankar

Image: Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar  meeting TNA led by R. Samapathan. By Manekshaw. Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar has requested the Tamil National Alliance to...

Sri Lanka: “You are promoting extremism in our ranks” – full text of Sampanthna’s speech.

by  Hon. Rajavarothiam Sampanthan - Leader of the Opposition. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We are starting this Adjournment Debate half-an-hour behind time. Might I suggest...

TNA lists issues to be addressed to ensure non – recurrence of violence in Sri Lanka

Image: TNA leader Sampanthan withUS house of representatives. Submitting an Adjournment Motion to the parliament Mr. R Sampanthan, Member of Parliament, Leader of Ilankai Tamil...

TNA apprises Indian Foreign Secretary of slow progress of reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Image: The Indian foreign Secretary and TNA delegation discussed issued related to  reconciliation in Sri Lanka. (TNA photo) At the meeting with  visiting Indian Foreign...

Sri Lanka: Four ex-LTTE cadres held for plotting to assassinate Tamil MP Sumanthiran

Image: MP Sumanthiran. By P K Balachandran  |  Express News Service  | KILINOCHCHI: The Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) of the Sri Lankan police  has so far...

Sri Lanka: TNA threatens to quit constitution process if terms not met

By: PTI sri lanka, sri lanka constitution, sri lanka TNA, sri lanka news, world news The protest in Sri Lanka were led by Northern Province...

We should find a permanent and lasting solution to the national question in 2017

by R. Sampanthan. I extend my greetings and best wishes for the New Year to all the citizens of Sri Lanka. 2017 will be a crucial...

Autonomy to North east under Federalism is our demand -Mavai Senathirajah,TNA MP

Q. How do you analyse the current political situation of the North? Our people are worried today because both the United National Party (UNP) and...

Demise of Jayalalitha is a great loss to the Tamil people in Sri Lanka as well – Sampanthan

Image: people in Tamilnadu paying their respect to Jayalalitha Jayaram. A message of condolence from the Opposition Leader and the Leader of the Tamil National...

Sri Lanka: TNA’s diplomacy

An important meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarians, led by Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan, took place in Parliament...

I wish & pray that Fidel Castor’s dream for Cuba & its people become a reality – Sampanthan

“A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past”. Fidel Castro My heartfelt sympathies to the people of Cuba...

Minister Swaminathan Promotes Per-fabricated Houses for War Affected Despite TNA Rejection

Image: A house in Vanni, August 2016 (c) s.deshapriya. A letter singed by all TNA members of the parliament and addressed  to the President and...

Sri Lanka: TNA Is Not Happy About New Budget

Image: House at Kilinochci in Aug 2016; No compensation has been paid to repair houses destroyed on the war.(c)s.deshapriya. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has issued...

Sri Lanka: Military Presence in North Hampers Tamils Day to Day Life – R.Samapanthan

Image: Sampanthan led TNA delegation met with the visiting UK Minister Baroness Anelay. "The strong military presence in the North and their involvement in economic...

TNA fears law to replace anti-terror act may be old wine in a new bottle

( Activist has been campaigning for decades for the repeal of PTA; Photo by AsiaNews) By P.K.Balachandran. COLOMBO: The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the premier Tamil...

Wigneswaran: The slow death of a moderate? – Dhrisha Bastian

How did the sitar-playing, sage-like Chief Minister of the Northern Province fall within the grasp and influence of Tamil nationalists and bankrupt politicians in...

TNA Welcomes Govt Decision To Rehabilitate & Release 23 Political Prisoners

( Fr. Sathiveil, leading the campaign for the release of political prisoners, Aug 2016 Colombo ©s.deshapriya) The Tamil National Alliance welcomes the announcement by the...

Violence by Sections of Tamil Diaspora: Toxic Gas Attack in Paris

(File photo: Tamil diaspora demonstration, May 2009) By Manekshaw. A week after Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Malaysia Ibrahim Sahib Ansar was attacked at the Kuala...

The Fractured Politics of Northern SriLanka

By Dharisha Bastians. As a quiet crisis within the TNA deepens, the need for a constitutional power sharing arrangements to address the root causes of...

“ රට බෙදන්නේ නෑ. බලය බෙදනවා.” That Will be the Slogan – R. Sampanthan

(Speech made by the Hon. R. Sampanthan, The Leader of the Opposition at Sammadhi Community Development Foundation in Matara on 28.08.2016; Image: Buddika Pathirana...

Sampanthan Tells Govt To Walk The Talk re PTA and Political Prisoners

"Government has consistently undertaken to repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act in view of the several obnoxious provisions contained in the said Act. Several Tamil...
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