Tamil Diplomat

Abstention from voting; EPRLF clarifies

Tamil National Alliance Vanni Parliamentraian has stated that EPRLF members of the TNA abstained from voting at the end of the debate on the second reading of the Budget in order to recognize and honor Tamils’ sovereignty, Tamil people’s sentiments and our democratic duty.

He made these observations in a statement issued to clarify the stand they took. He stated that while many TNA Parliamentarians criticized the Budget during the debate on the Budget, there were surprised that TNA Leader decided that TNA should vote for the Budget.

He stated that they abstained from voting to express their protest against the government and their displeasure to TNA Leader for his stand.