The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has demanded that voting rights be granted to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in camps in Tamil Nadu and facilities be set up to enable them to vote in the upcoming Northern Provincial Council election. An estimated 100,000 Sri Lankan Tamils are living as refugees in Tamil Nadu.

The TNA has noted that facilities should be set up for the former residents of the Northern Province, in order to enable them to vote, similar to the expat voting rights extended by countries such as Australia, the US and India.