The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will never accept a half-baked political solution offered by the government for the rights of the Tamil people, Party leader R.Sampanthan said on Monday.
The TNA leader was commenting to the media on the outcome of the TNA’s discussion with the President.
He said that during the discussion with the President, the TNA had requested the President to take steps to resolve the ethnic issue in the country by giving more powers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.
In doing so, their group told the President that they wanted to keep the basics of the 13th Amendment intact and come up with a political solution that would give them more power through a new constitution and that the TNA was not prepared to accept a lesser solution or a political resolution MP Sampanthan said.
He further said that the waiting time of the Tamil leaders and the people of this country was sufficient for the rights of the Tamil people and for the protection of their heritage, adding that it was very important that the government and the President act honestly at this time.
He said that the TNA had discussed the matter with the President this time with the intention of finding a lasting solution to the problem, adding that the TNA was ready to hold further rounds of talks, if necessary.
He said the TNA had been caught up in the promises of politics of every government that had come to power so far, adding that his party was not prepared to accept such political traps any longer and would not accept a fragmented or half-baked political solution.