Talks between Sri Lanka government and major Tamil party today

June 29, Colombo: Representatives of the Sri Lankan government and the major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) are to hold discussions on power devolution this evening at the Presidential Secretariat.

The government at the last discussion with the TNA on June 23 agreed to hand in its recommendations to a political solution in writing.

TNA sources say the government is expected to hand in its written recommendations today for a political solution regarding a set of proposals of the TNA on power sharing. Power devolution is expected to be the main focus at today’s discussion.

TNA parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran has said that the TNA was still awaiting the government’s recommendations.

The government delegation comprises Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, Prof. G.L. Peiris, MPs Rajiv Wijesinghe, and Sajin Vaas Gunawardhana. The TNA is represented by MPs R. Sampanthan, the leader of TNA, Suresh Premachandran, Mavai Senathirajah, and M.A. Sumanthiran.

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