Tamil Diplomat

Tamils like a solution based on sovereignty: Sampanthan in the presence of President

The TNA would like a constitution that is created, where the political powers are devolved, sovereignty  of the races assured  and based on that sovereignty, said the Leader Opposition and Leader of TNA , Era Sampanthan,  in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena, in Jaffna.

The Final day events of the National Sports Festival was held in the Jaffna Stadium presided by the President, Maithripala Sirisena. Sampanthan said so speaking in this event.

He further said that the National Sports Festival is held for the first time in Jaffna. This is not an ordinary matter. This shows the changes occurred in the country, in the minds of the rulers of the country. If this is to happen this way reconciliation and understanding should prevail in the country. Compromise and equality should prevail among the various races and peace created through that. This Sports Festival is being  held here because the Leaders in power had thought like that, I believe.

The first constitution implemented by the English was amended by individual parties without the consent of the minorities. That caused all the problems, he said.