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TNA – SLFP talks at deadlock

[BBC, Thursday, 19 January 2012 06:46 No Comment]

20051110140957sampanthan The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says that talks on resolving the ethnic issue through power devolution with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the main constituent of the ruling coalition has entered in to a deadlock.

The leader of the TNA, R. Sampanthan said that talks which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday did not take place as agreed.

“Talks were to resume on Tuesday but the government delegation did not turn up. We had planed to have talks for three days” he said.

Mr.Sampanthan said that TNA had several rounds of talks and there were discussions with the president.

"We are expecting the government to act upon what has been agreed,” he said.

Commenting on participation in the parliamentary select committee that has been set up to find a solution to the ethnic issue, Mr.Sampanthan said that TNA has never declined to participate in the parliamentary select committee process.

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