The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is in crisis and is on the verge of splitting permanently, EPRLF leader and former MP Suresh Premachandran said. Premachandran told the media in Jaffna that the split in the TNA was evident when considering that a section of the TNA had signed a document prepared by leader of the Tamil People’s Alliance C.V. Wigneswaran to be sent to UNHRC in Geneva, while another section had not only refused to sign but also were heavily critical of Wigneswaran’s letter.
Premachandran said that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had submitted another letter to the next session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. Premachandran said the two sections of the TNA were organizing discussions throughout Jaffna these days to state their positions. Premachandran said that the TNA group that came to solve the problems of the Tamil people was being held hostage by a group of people who were trying to increase their power, adding that the ordinary Tamil people are well aware of this situation.
He said while the Government is using various laws to oppress the Tamil people on one hand, the TNA on the other hand is adopting double standards on Tamil issues, leaving the Tamil people in a desperate situation.