TNA proposes Tamil party coalition
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has proposed forming a coalition consisting of Tamil political parties. At the meeting chaired by TNA leader R. Sampanthan, it was proposed that a broad Tamil coalition be formed in order to work together to address Tamil issues.The decision to seek support for the coalition was taken at a meeting held between TNA members on 23 September.
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) will meet the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Friday (26) to discuss possible changes to the Constitution, for a fair political solution to ‘the national question’. SLMC General Secretary Hasan Ali said that a political solution reached through the Constitution would safeguard the rights of the minorities. It should be a permanent, rigid and democratic solution “for both parties.
He added, some constitutional changes are needed. the executive presidency and the 18th Amendment should be abolished, while independent commissions and the 17th Amendment should be retained. Section 29 of the Soulbury Constitution gave more priority for minority rights, but later it was tinkered and diluted by several constitutional amendments. Therefore it is now the time to make corrections and bring in suitable changes.