The Leader of the TNA and the Leader of the Opposition, Era Sampanthan said that the solution may come, may not come, but we must act with composure. ThePresident and the Prime Minister should guide their party members in an orderly manner. Important moment are to come now.
He spoke to Tamil News Paper Editors yesterday at his official residence yesterday night.
We expressed our dissatisfaction on conducting all PC elections on the same day and the Government accepted our amendment. In the ruling on the 20th, the Supreme Court has not given clarification why referendum should be held. However now Supreme Court is acting independently. It was not so in the past.
Several difference of opinions and criticism may exist within a Democratic party. But we are not interfering in their affairs, we con intruding into their decisions. We cannot make each and every matter public or do things after informing others.
My decision on appointing Wigneswaran as CM is correct, but the party has not decided on nominating him for a second term.
There is a complaint on me that I am not doing things. But I am doing all what is possible to me. Other things I have to get them done by other people and that is what causing the delay.
We will not sell off Tamil People. We will not mortgage the rights of our people.This is known to the President as well as the Prime Minister, he said.
TNA will accept only ultimate power devolution in accordance with Federal principles: Sampanthan firmly say in the ITAK Conference
The TNA will accept only ultimate power devolution in accordance with the Federal principles. TNA is very firm in this, said the Leader of TNA and Leader of the Opposition, Era Sampanthan in ITAK meeting. The Meeting of the
Politburo of ITAK was held in Amparai yesterday and he said as above participating in this meeting.
It is only an interim Report that has been published now. It has to go through processes including a Referendum before it become the constitution. Elaborating further, he said, a full stop has been put to Unitary state system in the Interim Report. Sri Lanka will be a united country now. Hence, the powers have to be devolved at ultimate level. The North and East should be re-merged and become a single Province. The TNA is very firm in this stance, he said.
This meeting was held in the Jeya Hall in the Kalmunai Rest House in Amparai, presided by ITAK President Mawai Senathrasa. It was also discussed in the meeting regarding how to encounter the Local and Provincial Council Elections.