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Tamil National Alliance, conspicuous by its absence at meeting of Tamil political parties by President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Hilary Rajakarunanayake, Asian Tribune Editor in Sri Lanka

Colombo, 06 May, (Asiantribune.com): The Tamil National Alliance, better known as the mouthpiece in Parliament for the proscribed LTTE was conspicuous by its absence at a meeting of Tamil political parties convened yesterday by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss the problems confronting the Internally Displaced Persons in North Sri Lanka, as a result of the mass exodus of Tamil civilians from the LTTE held areas in the North.

At this meeting the Government decided to set up a committee comprising Tamil representatives to look into the grievances of the Tamil community.

Among those present at this meeting with President Rajapaksa were:

Arumugam Thondaman, the Head of the Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) and the Minister of Youth Empowerment and Socio Economic Development.

P. Chandrasekaran Minister for Community Development and Social Inequity Eradication.

V. Anandasangari, TULF leader.

Douglas Devananda, the EPDP leader and Social Services and Social Welfare Minister

National Integration and Reconciliation Minister Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan (alias Karuna)

Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan (alias Pillayan)

- Asian Tribune -

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