In a statement congratulating Maithripala Sirisena, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) urged him to urgently address many grave issues the country faces, including an honourable resolution of the national question.
“Tamil National Alliance has thanked the Tamils and particularly the Tamils living in the north and East for responding overwhelmingly and positively to its call to support Maithripala Sirisena” TNA said in its statement.
TNA also urged the president elect Maithripala to address the grievances of the Tamils. It further urged that the national question must be resolved through an honourable, durable and workable solution to make the Tamil people beneficiaries of democracy. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) extends its warmest congratulations to President-Elect Mr Maithripala Sirisena. The TNA extends to the people of Sri Lanka – in particular to the people of the North-East – its sincere thanks for extending their overwhelming support to President-Elect Mr Maithripala Sirisena in accordance with the advice of the TNA.