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August 10, 2018 7:46 am gmt |
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Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan is to remain as the leader of the opposition. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament today that under the Parliament standing orders he cannot change the post of Speaker. The joint opposition however raised concerns over the decision and insisted tha...
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August 7, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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Party leaders of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) unanimously decided yesterday (Monday) that the Opposition Leader’s post in Parliament should be further held by R. Sampanthan. According to political sources, the parliamentarians of the Joint Opposition are a group who contested for...
In Srilanka
April 14, 2018 6:32 am gmt |
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R.Sampanthan, the opposition leader and the TNA parliamentarian extended his heartiest wishes to the people of Sri Lanka on the Tamil Sinhala New Year today. The Opposition Leader in his message to mark the New Year said lasting peace and harmony is inevitable for a country to make progress in develo...
In Srilanka
April 4, 2018 9:09 am gmt |
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The proposed No-Confidence motion is the move against the People’s recognition, said Sampanthan, the opposition leader. He said it while addressing the Parliament debate on the No-Confidence motion, filed against the Prime minister, today. The steps have been taken up to form a new constitution by th...
In Srilanka
April 3, 2018 10:12 am gmt |
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Meeting between president of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena and the opposition leader R.Sampanthan, held a short while ago. Though the meeting had been expected to announce the stance of TNA, regarding the No-Confidence motion against Ranil Wickremesinghe filed by the Joint Opposition, no announcemen...
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March 31, 2018 10:14 am gmt |
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MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera urged opposition leader R.Sampanthan, to not to support Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe. He made this request today (March 31) through an emergency letter. ‘’We expect that Tamil National Alliance will not support PM Ranil Wickramasinghe’’, he added. ‘’You are not...
In Srilanka
January 14, 2018 9:42 am gmt |
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Opposition Leader R Sampanthan says Thai Pongal marks a new year with many expectations in the hearts of the people. The Opposition Leader said the Tamil people’s long-standing aspiration for a lasting political solution to the national question still remains unattained. During last year, R Sampantha...
In Srilanka
December 25, 2017 6:13 am gmt |
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The opposition Leader and the Parlimentarian of Tamil National Alliance (TNA), R.Sambanthan, on his Christmas greeting, urged the people to celebrate the Christmas with full of faith and assured that the New Year would be fulfilled the expectations of the Tamil People. He further added that, apart fr...
In Srilanka
December 22, 2017 12:36 pm gmt |
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The leader of opposition party and TNA R.Sampanthan hospitalized due to the sick. He has admitted in a private hospital in Colombo, following the illness in Trincomalee, yesterday, the sources said. The opposition leader’s visit to India, which was scheduled today, has cancelled due to the bad Health...
In Srilanka
November 25, 2017 10:25 am gmt |
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The new constitution will only be possible, if the majority approved it, The Leader of TNA and Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan said. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) launched its campaign yesterday (November 24) in Trincomalee to raise support for the new constitution and to intensify the strategies ...
In Srilanka
November 9, 2017 7:12 am gmt |
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The opposition leader Sampanthan stated that, Namal Rajapakshe’s full and constructive support is important to get the solution to whole problems of Tamil people. Sampanthan cleared it as an answer to the Twiter question of the parliamentarian Namal Rajapakshethat that, Why doesn’t Sampanan rea...
In Srilanka
November 2, 2017 6:22 am gmt |
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TNA parliamentarian Sivasakthi Ananthan accused the opposition leader R.Sambanthan that he denies permission, to express his opinion regarding the new constitution. Sivasakthi Anandan, who has appealed to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in this regard, while the 3rd day parliamentary debate on the interim re...
In Srilanka
October 20, 2017 9:43 am gmt |
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The Tamil National Alliance is working hard to solve the problems related to land and resettlement of Muslims in Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka’s Opposition Leader and Leader of TNA R. Sampanthan said. A special discussion on the resettlement and land issue of Muslims in Mullaitivu was held between the Nation...
In Srilanka
October 17, 2017 11:57 am gmt |
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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will move an adjournment motion seeking the immediate release of those held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). Opposition and TNA Leader R. Sampanthan, who is expected to move the motion, said Sri Lanka had accepted both domestically and internationally tha...
In north
October 13, 2017 9:48 am gmt |
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The Opposition leader R. Sambanthan stated that an unnecessary complication has been created by the transfer of the three Tamil political prisoners’ case from Vavuniya to Anuradhapura, in written statement to the President. He added that, if the prisoner needed protection, it could have been provided...
In Srilanka
October 6, 2017 4:33 am gmt |
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Leader of the Opposition and Tamil National Alliance Leader R. Sampanthan who met with visiting UK Minister of State for Asia and Pacific Mark Field called for a merger of North and East provinces citing ‘the two provinces largely represent Tamil majority’ adding that the constitution will provide fo...
In Election
September 21, 2017 9:43 am gmt |
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Speaking in Parliament, Sampanthan said that the process to draft a new Constitution is being done within the firm framework of a united undivided and indivisible Sri Lanka. “This is the framework within which the Constitution will be evolved and which all of us will voluntarily acknowledge and accep...
In Srilanka
September 2, 2017 5:40 am gmt |
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Assistant secretary of US, Allice Wells, who visits Sri Lanka, met the leader and the members of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday. The meeting took place at the ambassador’s residence Colombo. The current political situation of the country especially the constitution process, discussed on the ...
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June 26, 2017 5:40 am gmt |
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My heartiest greetings to all Muslims in Sri Lanka celebrating Ramzan Festival. As we celebrate this day which marks the end of the holy month of Ramzan, I hope that the festival with its tradition of giving and sharing enriches our lives with a spirit of brotherhood and empathy for the deprived, Opp...