China did not interfere in internal affairs

Opposition and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan observed yesterday that China did not interfere in the internal affairs of the country whereas India continued to demonstrate interest in the Constitutional Reforms in Sri Lanka.

He made this observation when a team from the TNA met a visiting bi-partisan American Congressional delegation at the Galle Face Hotel yesterday morning.

“The TNA leader made this remark when a member of the American team asked us what they felt about China’s and India’s interest in Sri Lankan political affairs,” Leader of the Peoples’ Liberation Organisation Tamil Eelam (PLOTE), D. Siddhartan told “The Island.” PLOTE is a member of the TNA.

According to the PLOTE leader, Sampanthan had also mentioned that the Government must allow the Tamil people to look after their own affairs in an “undivided, indivisible, united Sri Lanka” and that they were pleased that the Government was initiating action as regards Constitutional Reforms.The Opposition Leader also mentioned that the Tamils had suffered for more than three decades and requested support from the delegates to help the suffering Tamil masses in whatever way possible, Siddharthan said.

The US House of Representative delegation assured the TNA delegation that they would convey the Tamil stance to concerned authorities in the US and also the President of Sri Lanka today (Saturday), he said.

Opposition and TNA leader R. Sampanthan, Maavai Senathirajah, M.A. Sumanthiran, D.Siddharthan and two others represented the TNA at the forty five minute meeting. (The Island)

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