Peace Process has brought nothing tangible, TNA tells India's Foreign Secretary
[TamilNet, Monday, 02 May 2005, 13:42 GMT]
Tamil National Alliance (TNA)MPs told India's Foreign Secretary Mr. Shyam Saran during a meeting in Colombo that nothing tangible had occurred to further the Peace Process, that even the post Tsunami Mechanism had not reached fruition, and that the situation of drift and stalemate was very harmful, said a press release issued by the TNA in Colombo Monday.
Full text of the press release follows:
A delegation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) met with the Foreign Secretary for India Mr. Shyam Saran. Associated with the Foreign Secretary were the Indian High Commissioner Mrs. Nirupama Rao, the Under Secretary Mrs. Neelam Deo, the Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Mohan Kumar and the First Secretary (Political) Mr. Amandeep Singh Gill. The TNA delegation comprised of Mr. R. Sampanthan MP Parliamentary Group Leader, Mr.Mavai Senathirajah MP, Mr. Suresh Premachandran MP, Mr. Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam MP and Mr. N. Raviraj MP.
The TNA delegation impressed upon the Foreign Secretary that nothing tangible had occurred to further the Peace Process, that even the post Tsunami Mechanism had not reached fruition, and that the situation of drift and stalemate was very harmful. The TNA urged that India should use its influence to bring about a change in the situation.
The Foreign Secretary assured India was firmly committed to the well-being and interest of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka and that India would bare that in mind in the dealings with the Sri Lanka government. The Foreign Secretary also urged that every endeavor should be made to prevent a return to the path of violence.
R. SAMPANTHAN M.P.
Parliamentary Group Leader,
Tamil National Alliance.