Veteran Sri Lankan Tamil Leader R Sampanthan on Saturday held discussions with CPI(M) state unit leaders.

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader discussed the “situation after elections to Northern provincial council in September” in Sri Lanka, problems faced by ethnic minorities and TNA’s stand on solutions to those problems, a CPI(M) statement said.

Senior leaders of the state unit, including its secretary G Ramakrishnan, were present, it added.

Mr. Sampanthan had earlier met state BJP leaders in October, urging India to press for the 13th Amendment to empower Tamils in the island nation.