The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has said that it has not reached an agreement on resuming political talks with the Sri Lankan government.
TNA legislator, Suresh Premachandran told Xinhua that there are still pending issues which must be addressed before any talks can resume with the Sri Lankan government.
The TNA have refused to take part in the parliament select committee (PSC) until an agreement was reached about the talks with the government beforehand.
Describing the Tamil sentiments towards the PSC, TNA leader Sambanthan, declared,
“We have no trust in the PSC. Nothing will come out of it. We also realize that the government is not serious about granting autonomy to the Tamils,
“We feel cheated by the government. They say something and do something (else),” he went on to say.
In a recent visit to Dheli, TNA MP’s told officials that Tamils in the north of Sri Lanka were facing severe problems. The TNA delegation outlined the continued militarisation of the Tamil north whilst highlighting the evident alteration of the area’s demography.
The TNA also went on to slam the Sri Lankan government’s progress on the LLRC recommendations.
Since the end of the conflict in 2009, the Tamil leaders have accused Colombo of driving a Sinhalese agenda throughout the land, despite the President Rajapaksa’s pledge to reach a political settlement to settle the ethnic issue.