The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said it would present its proposals on Constitutional reforms once the move to make Constitutional changes was approved in Parliament.

General Secretary of the TNA and Leader of Ilankai Thamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK), Mavai Senathirajah told Nation that the party was in the process of discussing appropriate framework and proposals with other Tamil and Muslim political parties, and the international community.

He further added they would incorporate proposals that were laid out on previous occasions. “We submitted a document of proposals in 2011 to the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa. In addition, there are the proposals given by the APRC. Therefore, we do not have to look elsewhere to come up with proposals,” Senathirajah said.

Meanwhile, the TNA is also in the process of encouraging the people in the North and East to come forward and submit their views on the proposed Constitutional reform to the officials. “They can even submit their views and suggestions to the TNA. We need the people to come forward,” Senathirajah stressed.
The TNA had earlier called on the Government to incorporate devolution of power in formulating the Constitutional reforms. “We have been calling for a solution based on power devolution and we will continue to do so,” Senathirajah noted.

The TNA delegation which met the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, called for the full implementation of the UN resolution. “We have not discussed any matters after the departure of the High Commissioner. But we will continue to work towards the full implementation of the resolution,” he pointed out.