The Leader of the TNA had expressed his opposition to the ITAK’s decision to boycott ministerial posts. Three days ago the ITAK took a decision not to accept any ministerial posts.
Following this decision Minister P.Sathiyalingam resigned his Minister post.
A TNA MP has intimated the decision to Sampanthan and he had immediately said it was a wrong decision and suggested that it could be reviewed in Colombo. This was informed to the Leader of the ITAK, Mawai Senathyrasa and he had gone into fits of anger, refused to go to Colombo and walked out of the Party meeting.
Reliable sources said that although Sampanthan wants to tow a cordial line with the CM, Mawai and few others are adamant in refusing agree with him and Sampanthar had been disappointed by the trend of the ITAK.