Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ready to work together for peace and prosperity – TNA tells President

We are ready to work together with the government to achieve peace and prosperity in the country, and the welfare of then country and its people, said representatives of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) at a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees last evening (Sept 07).

Seven members of the TNA led by Mr. Sampandan met with President Rajapaksa to discuss issued facing the country, particularly matters concerning the Internally Displaced Persons in the north, and national reconciliation.

President Rajapaksa informed the TNA representatives that the Government had given the highest priority to the early resettlement of the IDPs, and to this end it has taken action to expedite the de-mining process, and that emphasis had been given in government policy on the need to ensure the security and welfare of the people.

In the meeting that lasted three hours where the current economic, social and political developments in the country were discussed, the President apprized the TNA delegation that the policies of the government would lead the resettlement of IDPs in the near future giving the TNA and all political parties to carry out their democratic activities freely, and that there would be no opportunity for the LTTE or any other terrorist organization to sacrifice the people for their narrow and sectarian goals.
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