The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), yesterday, questioned the silence of India on the rift within the government of Sri Lanka over the attempt to abolish the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.
TNA MP V. Saravanapavan, speaking during the debate on the second reading the Budget, said his party was very suspicious about the way the Indian government was handling the issue.
Mr. Saravanapavan said there should be active intervention by India to resolve the national issue and thus ensure the rights of the Tamil community. “The 13th Amendment was India’s baby and, therefore, it should play a role in convincing the Sri Lankan government not to repeal it,” he said. (Yohan Perera)