The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Democratic People’s Front (DPF), met on Tuesday (25) to discuss the government’s position on the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, while confirming the understanding the DPF will extend its support to the TNA in the Northern Provincial Council elections.
“When the last Local Government elections were held in the North, we supported the TNA. Likewise, they supported us during the Local Government elections in Colombo. We will of course form an alliance and support each other, but that does not mean that we will be candidates,” DPF Leader, Mano Ganesan, told.
The main topic of discussion between the two parties was the 13th Amendment, as both parties were not in favour of any changes to be made to the Amendment, DPF General Secretary, Dr. Nalliah Kumaraguruparan, said.
“We discussed how we have been deceived and how the government first said they will give us 13 Plus, but are now cutting down on land and police powers. Those powers are what define the 13th Amendment,” he told Colombo media.
He claimed the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) is not properly constituted as it has not given any room for the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and leftists such as Tissa Vitharana and Dr. Rajitha Senaratne had been left out.