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Friday 30 October 2020
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Problem in electing the Speaker of TNA- Sampanthan postpone the meeting

Problem in electing the Speaker of TNA- Sampanthan postpone the meeting

The meeting of the Parliamentary group of the TNA convened to elect the speaker of the TNA was postponed indefinitely by its Leader Sampanthan.

The meeting of the TNA was convened yesterday for the purpose of electing the Leader of the Parliamentary group, Spokesman and the Chief Whip. However the meeting has been postponed indefinitely, without electing the spokesman and the Chief Whip.

In a context where 10 MPs of TNA participating in the yesterday’s meeting , Sampanthan was elected as the Leader of the Parliamentary group. When the election of Spokesman was called, M.A. Sumanthiran proposed S.Sritharan seconded  Charles Nirmalanathan.

However, TELO claimed that the Spokesman post should be granted to them, which was rejected by members of the ITAK. Failing to bring in an amicable rapport, Sampanthan postponed the meeting, indefinitely.


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