TNA to continue boycotting PSC


The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday confirmed they will continue to boycott the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to address the ‘national problem,’ if no solution is presented to the current impasse between the TNA and the government.

Alleging that the government should not be pointing fingers at the TNA without fulfilling its own promises, TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran said, “As soon as the government fulfils its promises with regard to the agreements reached with the TNA on 16 September 2011, we will take part in the PSC.”

Following several rounds of discussions between the TNA and the government in early 2011, some 12 conditions had been agreed upon by the TNA and the government, including, but not limited to issues of power devolution, as well as provision of police, land and financial powers to the Provincial Councils.