TNA’s main party ITAK to support Sajith
November 3, 2019 05:13 pm
The Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) has decided to support New Democratic Front (NDF) Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa at the upcoming Presidential Election.
The main party of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the ITAK will support Minister Sajith Premadasa at the Presidential Election 2019, stated ITAK Media Spokesperson MP M.A. Sumanthiran.
“After our central committee meeting held in Vavuniya today, we have decided to back Sajith Premadasa,” Sumanthiran told reporters.
“His manifesto will be more acceptable to Tamils (compared) to other candidates,” Sumanthiran said.
In his manifesto, Premadasa has pledged ‘maximum devolution of power within an undivided and indivisible Sri Lanka’.
Sumanthiran said TNA leader R Sampanthan would consult other parties in the Tamil alliance before officially announcing the TNA’s stand to back Premadasa.
Samanthiran said the 13-point plan of the Tamil political parties’ had not been presented to any of the presidential candidates.
The 13 points included the demand to permanently merge north and eastern provinces, granting Tamils political autonomy in a federal solution.
Sumanthiran stated that TNA Leader R. Sampanthan has been requested to inform the decision of TELO and PLOTE, the two remaining major parties in TNA, through discussion within the parties.