TNA to meet Jaya, PM next month
By Express News Service - COLOMBO
27th September 2012 11:41 AM
A top level delegation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), which is to visit India early next month at the invitation of the Government of India, expects to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
“We have been asked to be in Delhi on October 10. Both at Delhi and Chennai, we hope to meet top leaders of all parties and brief them on the current position of the Tamils in Sri Lanka,” Mavai Senathirajah, MP and a top leader of the TNA, told Express here on Wednesday.
Asked specifically if the team would be meeting the PM and Jayalalithaa, he said that the programme had not been officially communicated to the TNA yet, but the party hoped to meet Singh, Jayalalithaa and BJP and Left leaders.
An official of the Indian High Commission said that he was not in a position to confirm or deny reports of the trip.
The TNA leaders are on tenterhooks about what the Indian PM is going to tell them. On the one hand, they are glad to know that Singh had asked the Lankan President to treat the TNA as the legitimate spokesmen of the Tamils and resume talks with it. On the other hand, it fears that Singh may pressurize it to join Rajapaksa’s Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on a political solution to the ethnic question.
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