Par­lia­ment re­dun­dant if out­siders take de­ci­sions: TNA

Noth­ing would be re­solved through vi­o­lence or un­due pres­sures

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - FRONT PAGE - BY DAYASEELI LIYANAGE

The Tamil Na­tional Al­liance

(TNA) said that it was pre­pared to sup­port Mus­lim Par­lia­men­tar­i­ans if fur­ther at­tempts were made to oppress mi­nori­ties by in­flu­enc­ing the Gov­ern­ment de­ci­sions through threats and vi­o­lence.

Jaffna Dis­trict MP and the Spokesman of TNA M.A. Su­man­thi­ran said that it had be­come in­evitable for Tamils to join hands with Mus­lims in view of the pres­sures against the Mus­lim com­mu­nity.

He said that the Par­lia­ment would be re­dun­dant if de­ci­sions on Gov­ern­ment af­fairs could be taken by out­siders.

The Par­lia­men­tar­ian re­called that the peo­ple of the coun­try had to face a grue­some war for over 30 years due to the ab­ro­ga­tion of Ban­daranaike -Chel­vanayagam pact due to pres­sures by a few monks and said that the re­moval of Mus­lim Min­is­ters this time was the re­sult of the pres­sure ex­erted by a few peo­ple. Con­tend­ing that res­ig­na­tion of port­fo­lios and tak­ing a com­mon stance on the present cri­sis by the Mus­lim Min­is­ters would not go well with the Gov­ern­ment and warned that the present di­vi­sion would lead to deeper con­flict.

While point­ing out that there was a way to solve prob­lems Su­man­thi­ran added that noth­ing would be re­solved through vi­o­lence or un­due pres­sures.

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