TNA parliamentarians meet Wickremasinghe

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 08 November 2006, 10:54 GMT]
Nineteen of the twenty two Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarians Tuesday met with Ranil Wickremasinghe, leader of the main opposition United National Party (UNP), at the latter's request and held discussions on the urgency of bringing normalcy in the North East, legalising the merger of the two provinces, and the opening of the land route A9 to Jaffna peninsula, political sources in Colombo said.

This is the first time TNA parliamentarians had met with Mr. Wickremasinghe after he signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sri Lanka Freedom party (SLFP), main constituent of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government.

TNA had told Ranil Wickremasinghe that legislation for the merger of two provinces could be passed in parliament with two-third majority with the support of SLMC, SLFP, TNA and UNP.

Mr. Wickremasinghe is reported to have assured TNA parliamentarians that he would take up these matters with Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse.

 

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