Batticaloa group said blocking TULF

[TamilNet, Saturday, 05 August 2000, 13:51 GMT]
Joseph Pararajasingham Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) MP for Batticaloa denied reports Saturday that his party was divided over the new constitution bill. "I am sure that my party will stand united in opposing the constitution bill as it falls far short of basic Tamil aspirations" the MP said.

Meanwhile, a senior People's Alliance minister said that the 'Batticaloa group' led by Mr.Pararajasingham is blocking the TULF from supporting the government's constitution package. He said that the five votes of the TULF will be crucial in the numbers game in Parliament next week. Government sources claim that Mr.R. Sampanthan, the TULF's Secretary General and Mr. Mavai Senathirajah are tacitly willing to support the bill.

Several senior government ministers have got in touch with Mr.Pararajasingham who is in Batticaloa in a bid to coax the MP to fall in line. "Thurai, Selvarajah and I are determined to oppose the bill" Mr. Pararajasigham told TamilNet. P.Thurairajasingham and P. Selvarajah are TULF MPs for Batticaloa.

 

Latest 15 Reports
23.04.19 23:12   Photo
People of all walks of life victims in ‘chosen island’ of geopolitics, religious extremism
22.04.19 23:46   Photo
West influencing regime-change politics responsible for worsening situation: Fr Sakthivel
21.04.19 09:17   Photo
207 killed, 450 wounded, series of bomb blasts target churches, hotels on Easter Sunday
20.04.19 22:18   Photo
Tamil journalist released on bail fears targeted persecution by SL military
19.04.19 23:23  
Colombo closing down schools with less than 50 students tantamounts to educational betrayal
18.04.19 21:24   Photo
Sinhala colonisation escalated in Vavuniyaa North with a multitude of players backing infrastructure
17.04.19 23:18   Photo
Journalist harassed after exposing SLN surveillance on peaceful protest in Vanni
16.04.19 22:20   Photo
Uprooted Tamils in Karanthaay enter their lands in dispute with SL authority
15.04.19 23:44   Photo
Linguistic discrimination, insensitive iconography used to establish Sinhala Buddhist hegemony
14.04.19 22:43   Photo
Colombo schemes new settler colony for intruding Sinhala fishers in Mullaiththeevu
13.04.19 08:01   Photo
Tamil youth in Batticaloa irked by SL State-backed southern company bent on ilmenite mining
12.04.19 21:01   Photo
SLA deployed Tamils as human shields in 1990, activists allege mass graves in Jaffna islet
11.04.19 23:47   Photo
Assange arrest: Declaration of war against digital civil society by bandwagoning powers
10.04.19 21:25  
Tamils discriminated in demarcation of education zones in Ampaa'rai district
09.04.19 17:20   Photo
Analyst: Transitional justice will never work, SL State institutionally genocidal
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=5270