TNA leader R. Samanthan said in a statement that his party extended its sincere thanks to all Sri Lankans especially those in the Northern and Eastern Provinces for extending their overwhelming support to President-Elect at the request of the TNA.
“New President Maithripala Sirisena has to urgently address many of the grave issues faced by the country such as the resolution of the national question so that the Tamil-speaking people of Sri Lanka will be the true beneficiaries of democracy,” he said.
Statement on Presidential Elections
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) extends its warmest congratulations to President-Elect Mr Maithripala Sirisena.
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.
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.
R. Sampanthan MP
Leader, Tamil National Alliance
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