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Namal in Jaffna says:TNA on Govt side
Published Date: 12/07/2018 (Thursday)

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is not focusing on the immediate issues of the North but instead concentrates on Constitutional reforms, said MP Namal Rajapaksa yesterday (11) while addressing a press conference in Jaffna.

“The TNA isn’t the Opposition; they are on the Government’s side. They are the Opposition for name- sake. When young people are asking for jobs, the TNA leader says they can’t talk about jobs and they have to talk about the Constitution. How can this be an Opposition?,” said the MP.  When queried on the issues of people who went missing during the war period, MP Rajapaksa said the previous Government had their own mechanism to address this issue based on the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

“We had a mechanism for this during our former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s time, through the LLRC report. But this Government doesn’t want a Sri Lankan mechanism, they want an American mechanism. What they do in New York doesn’t suit Jaffna. They made the proposal in New York and they’re trying to implement it in Jaffna. This will never happen,” MP Namal Rajapaksa said.

Source: Ceylon Today

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