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Sampanthan to write to Indian PM on North and East people’s issues

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Leader R.Sampanthan said that he will send a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Singh Modi urging him to find a solution to the problems and issues of the Tamil speaking people in the North and the East and to demand equal rights for Muslims in the North and the East.

Sampanthan, who is retiring from active politics on the advice of doctors due to a serious illness, said in a statement that the letter was sent in the hope that the Indian Government would intervene as the Sri Lankan Government was not dealing with minority issues.

He also said that he would sign the letter sent to the Indian Prime Minister with the intervention of several Tamil parties.

Sampanthan said that there were many issues and problems for the Tamil and Muslim people in the North and East and that the two communities should unite as Tamil speaking people for this purpose. He further said that Tamil and Muslim politicians in the Northern and Eastern Provinces have been subjected to great injustice due to the postponement of the Provincial Council elections and that the Tamil and Muslim communities in the North and East have also been severely affected. The TNA leader said that he had decided to send a letter to the Indian Prime Minister seeking his intervention as the Sri Lankan Government’s support was not sufficient to resolve the current issues.

 


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