Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 21:54
PTI, 11 February 2013 - Sri Lanka, opposition, forms alliance, Rajapaksa govt Colombo: Sri Lanka's opposition parties, including the country's main Tamil party TNA, today joined hands to form a new alliance aimed at toppling the Rajapaksa government."Our aim is to change the regime. So we invite everyone to join hands with us", UNP and main opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said. The leaders of the main opposition United National Party (UNP) and th TNA along with leaders of other small parties entered a memorandum of understanding today.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 21:51
Online Uthayan, 11 February 2013 - By originating a transformation in the diplomatic activities concerning Sri Lanka in Indian politics, to sustain Eelam Tamil support stance, discussions are advanced by the Tamil National Alliance in New Delhi. The policies of diaspora Tamils, patriotic activities with an objective will be a greatest assistance to establish Tamils rule in Tamils motherland by a significant political settlement was said by Tamil National Alliance parliament member Mawai Senathiraja. The fifth memorial debate organized by the "Sivaram memorial work forum" was held at Swiss, Zurich city on Saturday evening.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:28
03 February 2013 - “We are acutely aware that the GOSL will seek to show the world that some progress has been made, by pointing to the current visit by the TNA to South Africa. Therefore we wish to make it clear that our engagement with the South African initiative is NOT a process that we have commenced with the GOSL and that appropriate action at the UNHRC is absolutely necessary to persuade the GOSL to comply with the said resolution and to discontinue with its harmful agenda against the Tamil People of Sri Lanka”, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said today in a statement. A delegation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is presently in South Africa. This is consequent to an initiative by the Government of South Africa and the African National Congress to share their own experiences in Conflict Resolution and Truth and Reconciliation.The TNA delegation to South Africa was headed by party leader R. Sampanthan and comprised Jaffna District Parliamentarian, Mavai Senathirajah, MPs M.A. Sumanthiran, Selvam Adaikalanathan and Suresh Premachandran.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/24/2012 - 02:27
By The Social Architects, November 23, 2012 - The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) Final Report contains many positive recommendations which merit immediate attention. This document is designed to capture the essence of those key positive recommendations and to come out with a meaningful action plan which will open the door to true reconciliation, sustainable peace, institutional reform and improved governance. Regrettably, the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) has failed to act upon these constructive LLRC recommendations. In addition, the GoSL’s recently released action plan is rife with misleading, excessively general information; it is not an action plan that seeks to promote human rights, reconciliation or a lasting peace. TSA’s plan has been written after consultation with a variety of stakeholders: including dozens of civil society leaders, thousands of community members in Sri Lanka’s North, East and Hill County and some members of the diaspora. It is the result of numerous interviews, seventy-one lengthy meetings, and several months of reflection, discussion and hard work. Importantly, it has embraced community participation at every stage.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 02:23
13 Nov 2012 - Video: Moves to abolish 13th amendment and India's suspicious silence - TNA Jaffna district Parliamentarian E. Saravanabavan's Speech in the Budget 2013 debate.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 02:04
PTI, 29 May 2012 - Sampanthan said the intervention of India was an inevitable chapter in the history of Tamil political struggle. "The intervention of India has clearly taught us the lesson that whatever our aspirations may be, India will never welcome a political solution in Sri Lanka that does not accord with the interests of India," he said.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 04/07/2012 - 02:22
Colombo, 04 March 2012 - "The Westphalian notion of sovereignty, based on the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 which articulates the principal of non intervention of one state in internal affairs of another state, is no more absolute in the modern world. Today this notion has been replaced by the notion of responsible sovereignty by which a nation can be held accountable if it abuses the rights of its citizens", UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera (former foreign minister) said in the Parliament while participating in the House debate on the UNHRC-adopted resolution on Sri Lanka.. Noting that both the Rajapaksa administration and the nation are now at a decisive juncture, he urged the government to decide whether it will follow the footsteps of the Emperor Dharmasoka or the dictator Robert Mugabe.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:53
By Ravi Ladduwahetty, The Island, 22 January 2012 - The Senate proposed by the government as a solution would be complementary and not a substitute for land and police powers, the Tamil National Alliance said yesterday. "Our position has been patently and abundantly clear on the national question; the Senate proposed by the government which says it goes beyond the 13th Amendment could be complementary, but it is not a substitute," TNA Leader and Trincomalee District MP R. Sampanthan told The Island last night.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 02:23
Sunday Leader, 21 November 2011 - While the war was being prosecuted I had spoken at length in Parliament on very many occasions in regard to the reckless disregard for the safety and security of Tamil civilians. I have in fact stated that the war was being prosecuted not merely to destroy the LTTE but also to suppress and subjugate the Tamil people. In the course of these speeches I have cited numerous instances of the violations of international human rights laws and international humanitarian laws. These speeches were made on the basis of information that was available to me while the war was being prosecuted.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 03:09
TamilCanadian, Nov 08, 2011 - ‘In Canada, the people who speak different languages, English and French, have the right to rule themselves in their areas. They have the opportunity to get political, economic, social and cultural rights. This is what we are also asking,’ said Mr. R. Sampanthan, while addressing a large gathering at the Sri Iyappan Temple auditorium in Toronto on October 30, 2011. He was accompanied by two other Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Members of Parliament, namely Mr. Sumanthiran and Mr. Mavai Senathiraja. They were on a North American visit to meet the government officials and the Tamil Diaspora.