Tamil political parties of Sri Lanka will push for autonomy in the new constitution

Tamil political parties of Sri Lanka will push for autonomy in the new constitution

Tamil minority political parties have agreed to propose a three-point 'formula' including a Tamil National Alliance (TNA), a Tamil National Alliance (TNA), after receiving an invitation from Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe for talks. Sources gave this information on Saturday. All Tamil political parties with a mass base in the eastern and northern regions of the island country held a meeting on Friday at the residence of 89-year-old TNA leader Rajavarotiyam Sampanthan.

The aim to push for a federal system at Wickremesinghe's proposed all-party meeting next month to demand political autonomy for the minority community in the country. The 'formula' decided at Friday's meeting included decentralizing Tamil areas in the new constitution, holding elections to the stalled provincial council, and stopping the alleged government grab of Tamil land. A TNA source said the political parties would meet again before meeting the President. Wickremesinghe on Wednesday called all political parties for talks to resolve the Tamil ethnic issue by February 4 next year. Wickremesinghe had told Parliament that he was willing to hold the meeting after December 11.