Tamil Diplomat

TNA welcomes President’s promise of land

Tamil National Alliance ( TNA) has welcomed President Maithripala Sirisena’s promise of land for 100,000 people who were forced from their homes during the long civil war.

The  TNA said Sirisena’s pledge to give displaced civilians new plots within six months was a “positive development”, but demanded that the military vacate the private land it occupied.

“This is the first time he is giving a time frame,” TNA spokesman M.A. Sumanthiran said a day after Sirisena made the offer.

“We welcome this as a very positive development but our stand is that the military must vacate all private lands they are occupying.”