Sri Lanka Tamil party members visit South India to pressure government on LLRC recommendations

Feb 25, Colombo: Several representatives of Sri Lanka’s major Tamil political party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) are currently visiting South India.

During their visit TNA parliamentarians Mavai Senathirajah, Selvam Adaikalanathan and Suresh Premachandran are to meet several South Indian political leaders in Chennai.

The TNA delegation is to call on Tamil Nadu state government to exert pressure on the Central Indian government to support a resolution to be presented to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva calling for the implementation of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) recommendations.

The local media has reported that the TNA leadership has refused to comment on the TNA members’ visit to South India.

The TNA has been calling on the government to implement the recommendations of the LLRC and has been taking their grievances to India for its support to put pressure on the government.

The Tamil party has earlier rejected the LLRC report saying that the LLRC’s processes and practices have failed to win the confidence of the Tamil community and questioned the competence and independence of the LLRC.

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