Who will be the leader of the opposition in the Eastern Provincial Council?The question has become a hot debate within the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) or the Tamil National Alliance, a Colombo weekly reports.

Two members who obtained highest preferential votes in Trincomalee and Batticaloa districts wanted to be the opposition leader. Rasaiyah Thurairatnam who came first in the Batticaloa district from the TNA list is from the EPRLF while Singaravelu Thanyadhiopathi, who became the popular choice of the Trincomalee district on the TNA list is from the ITAK.

The TNA which is an umbrella alliance comprising several Tamil parties is now trying to resolve the matter.

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