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TNA tells Ranil to get his house in order first

Tamil National Alliance leader Rajavarothayam Sampanthan speaks during a media briefing in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Sri Lanka's main ethnic Tamil political party said that it will support opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena in January's presidential election, in the latest blow to Mahinda Rajapaksa's bid for a third term in office. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has told United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to first ensure the UNP picks its Presidential candidate for the TNA to decide who it will support.

Wickremesinghe and the TNA had talks yesterday on an invitation extended by the UNP leader.

TNA leader R. Sampanthan had told the UNP leader and Prime Minister at the meeting that picking a Presidential candidate for the UNP is a matter the UNP needs to sort.

He said that once the UNP Presidential candidate is picked the TNA will want to know what his plan is to address the Tamil issue.

The TNA has also said that it will hold talks with all political parties contesting the Presidential election and decide who it will support.

Courtesy: Colombo Gazette

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