Tamil Diplomat

TNA has all the qualification to acquire the Opposition Leader post: Sampanthan puts up justifications

The TNA has all the qualification to acquire the Leader of the Opposition post, said its Leader, Sampanthan.

Although the TNA is not claiming it, if a vacancy occurs in it, it should be granted TNA, he said.

When the two main parties lose their power and qualifications to be the Opposition Leader, as third biggest party in the Parliament, the TNA should be granted it. in the context of the people in the group of Nimal Siripala de Silva  joining the new government and obtaining Ministerial posts, if ever the UPFA loses the qualification to be Leader of the Opposition, then that responsibility should be granted to TNA he said.

We have told that according to the Parliamentary Traditions, such decision should be taken. There no mistake in it. If it is granted to us we will act as a true Opposition Leader, he further elaborated.