TNA must pave the way for young members – SLGGEU

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All Ceylon Government General Employees Union (SLGGEU) President S. Loganathan on 12 August claimed that amendments must be made within Tamil National Alliance and young members such as Shanakiyan Rasamanickam must be given prominence in the party activities.

Loganathan made these claims while addressing the media at Union Headquarters in Kalmunai in connection with the current political and economic crisis sparked in the country as a result of imprudent governance and mismanagement of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa led government.

He said that a situation where even the Tamil people denying their political leadership has arisen in the country today.  The reason was failure of Tamil political authorities to fulfil the aspirations of Tamil people and the standstill to resolve their political and economic problems.

TNA Leader, R. Sampanthan represented the Trincomalee Tamil people in Parliament held the position of Opposition Leader during the good governance regime led by United National Front (UNF) and acted in favour of then Prime Minister, present President Ranil Wickremesinhe, the SLGGEU President claimed.

Loganathan further claimed that whether those who failed to provide solution to refugees living in their own district would be considerate about others living other districts. There are a number of Tamils in Trincomalee District. 

The structure of TNA is questionable now. Leadership was the cause for it. Such a situation has arisen due to not having a proper guidance. There was a stand in the past the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) was the only custodians of TNA. Creating unity within TNA in future is a difficult task. You have created such splits within the TNA yourselves, Loganathan added.

By Naalir Jamaldeen