Saturday, August 11, 2012

Hon. M.A. Sumanthiran's Speech in Parliament on 10th August 2012: Building a strong National Identity

I am glad to speak on this motion moved by the Hon. Member for Colombo and I am further glad to speak at the time when you are in the Chair, and quite unusually, after a speech in which you have said some things on which we can agree on... (Read More)

Hon. M.A. Sumanthiran's Speech in Parliament on 9th August 2012: Child abuse in Sri Lanka

I must thank the Hon. Member from Colombo district who has moved this adjournment motion to draw the attention of this House and the country to this important issue that is before us at this point in time. Child abuse is a matter... (Read More)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Hon. M.A. Sumanthiran's Speech in Parliament on 8th June 2012: Accuses Army of harassing private land owners in Jaffna in land grabbing bid

This is a timely motion that’s being brought to the Parliament, reminding us all that private members’ motions that are debated and approved must be taken seriously, since they are approved by Parliament... (Read More)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hon. R. Sampanthan's Letter to the President of the Republic of South Africa and the Secretary General of the ANC

It is with deep shock and profound sorrow that we note the sudden passing away of Comrade Minister Radhakrishna (Roy) Padayachie. We met with him only in January... (Read More)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Statement released by the TNA on Incident at Dambulla 26 April 2012 (IN SINHALA)

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Statement released by the TNA on Incident at Dambulla 26 April 2012 (IN TAMIL)

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Statement released by the TNA on Incident at Dambulla 26 April 2012

The TNA is deeply concerned over the recent incidents in Dambulla. We unequivocally condemn all acts of mob violence, particularly those directed against places of religious worship in Dambulla on Friday, 20 April 2012. The timing of the attack reflects the intention of the attackers to disrupt Friday Jumma prayers and cause offence to Muslims... (Read More)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hon. R. Sampanthan's Speech on UNHRC - 4th April 2012

Mr. Deputy Chairman of Committees, we are discussing in the House today, an Adjournment Motion pertaining to the Resolution passed at the UN Human Rights Council at the 19th Session last month...(Read More)

Hon. R. Sampanthan's Speech on UNHRC - 4th April 2012 (IN TAMIL)

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fle;j khjk; Ieh kdpj cupikfs; Nguitapd; 19tJ $l;lj;njhlhpy; epiwNtw;wg;gl;l jPHkhdk; njhlHghd xj;jpitg;Gg; gpNuuiznahd;iw ehk; ,d;W ,e;jr; rigapy; tpthjpj;Jf; nfhz;bUf;fpNwhk;...(Read More)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hon. M. A. Sumanthiran on the US Resolution at UNHRC - March 08, 2012

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP, M.A. Sumanthiran welcomed the US led resolution on Sri Lanka which was tabled on March 8,2012 at the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva. He further stated that the resolution must not be feared as it is only seeking the implementation of the recommendations made through the LLRC report....(Watch video)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Statement by the TNA on the Passing of the UNHRC Resolution

The Tamil National Alliance welcomes the passage of the Resolution “Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka” ... (Read More)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Broken Promises (IN SINHALA)

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Broken Promises

TNA response to the position of the Government of Sri Lanka at the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council
1. The Government of Sri Lanka has serious issues with regard to telling the truth and keeping its promises
   1.1. In response to Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe’s statement to the 18th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council [UNHRC] on 12 September 2011, the Tamil National Alliance...(Read More)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Opinion Editorial of TNA on Police Powers

The government has responded in multiple and contradictory ways to the position of the Tamil National Alliance that powers over law and order, including powers over police, should be devolved to the provinces. The President... (Read More)

Statement released by the TNA (IN TAMIL) - 02/March/2012

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Statement released by the TNA - 02/March/2012

The Parliamentary group of the Tamil National Alliance met today. All Members of Parliament of the TNA were present. There was a free and full exchange of views... (Read More)

Monday, January 30, 2012

TNA's Report on Resettlement - October to December 2011 (in Sinhala)

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TNA's Report on Resettlement - October to December 2011 (inTamil)

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TNA's Report on Resettlement - October to December 2011

This report provides an overview of the return or resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who were displaced during the final stages of the war in Sri Lanka. It is the second report in a special series of research papers published by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA)... (Read More)