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TNA congratulates Sirisena

TNA leader Sampanthan.

TNA leader Sampanthan.   | Photo Credit: R_V_Moorthy

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Friday extended its warmest congratulations to President-elect Maithripala Sirisena, who emerged victorious in the Sri Lanka Presidential election.

R. Sampanthan, MP and party leader, said: “The TNA extends to the people of Sri Lanka – in particular to the people of the North-East – its sincere thanks for extending their overwhelming support to President-elect Mr. Maithripala Sirisena in accordance with the advice of the TNA.”

He said the “new President, Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, has to address urgently many grave issues the country faces, including an honourable resolution of the national question so as to enable the Tamil-speaking people of Sri Lanka to be true beneficiaries of democracy.”

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Printable version | Feb 26, 2020 8:12:08 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/south-asia/tamil-national-alliance-congratulates-sirisena/article6771821.ece

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