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ITAK betrays Tamils once again: Suresh Premachandran

[TamilNet, Sunday, 03 November 2019, 21:25 GMT]
The leading Sinhala presidential candidates have categorically rejected the thirteen-point joint demands, which were articulated by the main six Tamil parties and unanimously accepted in whole by five of them, including the ITAK. Furthermore, it is evident to anyone that the UNP is not going to deliver the constitutional changes. What happened to the constitutional discourse of the same regime during the past four and a half years? The proposals were dumped into the dustbin. How could then the ITAK, which is also a signatory to the joint declaration make a unilateral decision of extending support to Sajith Premadasa, asked EPRLF Leader Suresh Premachandran.



He was reacting to the decision made by the ITAK in Vavuniyaa on Sunday.

The UNP is not capable of winning a two-thirds majority needed to pass any reconfiguration proposal of the constitution of the SL state. It is dependent on the TNA sitting in the opposition to safeguard its position in the government.

The TELO in the TNA does not agree with the ITAK, Mr Premachandran said.

The Tamil people want to have a proper alternative to the TNA, which is going in a different direction.

Tamil National People's Front used to say that they were the only party taking forward the alternative option. But, they are also going in a totally different direction without considering the importance of an unified alternative to the TNA, Mr Premachandran said.


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