The TNA has reiterated that it would not reverse or deviate from its decisions with regard to the current political situation during its meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (7).
However, the TNA delegation also specifically told President Sirisena that it would extend its fullest support with regard to any future steps taken by him to stabilize the political situation in the country with the cooperation of all political parties.
The TNA delegation led by Leader, R. Sampanthan also urged the President to convene Parliament for a date earlier than now contemplated.
The TNA delegation also included Parliamentarians Selvam Adaikkalanathan, D. Siddharthan and M.A. Sumanthiran.
According to TNA Spokesperson Sumanthrian, the TNA delegation met President Maithripala Sirisena on his invitation at the Presidential Secretariat and the meeting lasted one-and- a-half hours.
President Sirisena explained the circumstances under which the decisions were made by him with regard to the present political situation.
The TNA responding to the President pointed out the reasons for the decisions that have been made by the TNA and its MPs, which decisions had been made public and are well known to the country and the world. The TNA delegation also explained to the President that the decisions taken by the TNA cannot be reversed and that the TNA will stand by its decisions.
They also told the President that in consultation with the President it would extend to the President its fullest support with regard to any future steps taken by him to stabilize the political situation in the country with the cooperation of all political parties. To enable this to be achieved at the earliest, the TNA urged the President to convene the Parliament for a date earlier than now contemplated.
The President stated that he would give his earnest consideration to this request.