TAMIL NATIONAL ALLIANCE

  • Sri Lankan poll results: A new chapter in Indo-Sri Lanka relations? January 9, 2015

    Sri Lankan voters on Friday ousted President Mahinda Rajapaksa from power, ending a 10-year rule that was marked by allegations of family rule, corruption and authoritarianism and chose his one-time minister Maithripala Sirisena in his place. ...
  • New President in Sri Lanka: Tamil Nadu leaders want to 'wait and watch' January 9, 2015

    Chennai: Events in Sri Lanka have often had a political and emotional echo in Tamil Nadu. And with the island-nation now voting out Mahinda Rajapaksa, CNN-IBN's Anna Isaac finds out what Sri Lanka's new President Maithripala Sirisena means for Lankan Tamils and for politics in Tamil Nadu. ...
  • Sri Lanka votes for change, Mahinda Rajapaksa concedes defeat in presidential elections January 9, 2015

    Colombo: President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday conceded defeat in Sri Lanka's tightest-ever presidential race and left his official residence, with cumulative results showing opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena ahead. "President Rajapaksa left Temple Trees bowing to the people's mandate in the presidential election", a statement from Rajapaksa's office said. With final result yet...
  • Salman Khurshid arrives in Sri Lanka for bilateral talks, to visit Jaffna today October 7, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday to hold talks with the top Sri Lankan leadership on a host of issues, including that of Indian fishermen languishing in jails and devolution of powers to the provinces. The External Affairs Minister was received by Minister of Social Services...
  • Tamil National Alliance picks Muslim for northern provincial council September 29, 2013

    Colombo: The Tamil National Alliance, which won last week's historic northern provincial elections in Sri Lanka, has named a Muslim and a women member of the party to fill two bonus seats. Suresh Premachandran, TNA's senior leader, said that a Muslim from Jaffna and a woman from the former LTTE heartland...
  • Tamil parties sweep northern province polls in Sri Lanka September 22, 2013

    Jaffana/ New Delhi: Finally, the Tamils of Northern Sri Lanka will be ruled by their own the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in semi-autonomous Northern Provincial Council. According to reports from Jaffna, the TNA has registred an impressive victory by winning 30 seats in a 38 member Provincial Council. The TNA's...
  • SL polls: Lankan Tamils from Northern Province vote after 25 years September 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Voting began on Saturday to elect provincial governments in the Northern, Central and North Western Provinces of Sri Lanka. The Northern Province is voting to elect a provincial government for the first time in 25 years. The government has made heavy security arrangements in the Northern Province. Election for...
  • Sri Lankan Tamil party seeks UN probe into human rights abuses April 1, 2013

    Colombo: A Sri Lankan Tamil political party said on Sunday that it will continue to push for a UN mechanism to investigate alleged human rights abuses in the island nation. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) statement comes within days after one of their political gatherings came under a mob attack in...
  • Remove negativity and we may join PSC: TNA to Lanka October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka's Tamil National Alliance on Thursday said it would consider joining a proposed Parliamentary Committee to find a political solution if the Mahinda Rajapaksa government removes the "negativity" and hand out an assurance that they would not be "cheated again". TNA Parliamentary Party leader R Sampanthan, who...