Tuesday, 3rd March 2015

Political

The fate of the Eastern Province Provincial Council headed by the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) hangs in the balance paving the way for the TNA and UPFA to run the affairs of the Province. Reports reaching Colombo state that Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) are conducting talks to form the Provincial Council pushing the SLMC to the Opposition. Reports said that already 10 UPFA members of the Eastern Province Provincial Council have withdrawn their support, which helped the SLMC to run the Provincial Council. The UPFA members decided to withdraw...
Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has censured two hardline members for their anti-party activities, including “unwarranted and unacceptable” criticism of its leaders. The Tamil National Alliance Central Committee condemned the conduct of lawmakers Suresh Premachandran and Ananthy Saseetharan for criticising party leader R Sampanthan and senior member MA Sumanthiran. The party resolution yesterday stated Premachandran and Saseetharan were involved with a protest held in Jaffna on February 21, where an effigy of Sumanthiran was burnt. Sampanthan and Sumanthiran,...