Govt-TNA talks recommence
A government delegation comprising Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva,
Prof G L Peiris and MPs Prof Rajiva Wijesinha and Sajin de Vass
Gunawardena (secretary to the committee) had several rounds of talks
with representatives of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) led by R
Sampanthan and comprising Mavai Senathirajah, Suresh Premachandran, M A
Sumanthiran and K Kanag-Isvaran, President's Counsel, from January to
August this year to find a political settlement and to address the
urgent humanitarian concerns.
These discussions recommenced yesterday after a meeting the President
had with R Sampanthan on September 2.
It was agreed at this meeting that the talks could continue on the
basis of the Discussion Paper submitted by the TNA on March 18, 2011
along with earlier proposals, statements and reports for constitutional
reforms made public so as to agree on the principles that should form
the basis of a political settlement to arrive at acceptable
constitutional arrangements soon.