The Tamil National Alliance has decided to appoint a 10-member committee next month to draft a set of proposals to find a durable solution to the ethnic question.
Sources close to the TNA said the decision to appoint the committee was taken during the party’s Coordinating Committee meeting which met in emergency session last Wednesday.
Accordingly, the committee would be appointed at the next meeting of the Coordinating Committee which is scheduled to be held on March 6.
Sources said the committee would comprise two members from each of the constituent parties of the TNA.
The move to appoint the committee comes weeks after the Tamil People’s Council (TPC), headed by Northern Province Chief Minister, C.V. Wigneswaran, released a set of proposals to resolve the ethnic question.
The TNA had earlier said that it would study the proposals laid down by the TPC. The meeting on Wednesday was chaired by TNA Parliamentary Group Leader, R. Sampanthan. Those who took part include Leader of Ilankai Thamiz Arasu Katchi (ITAK) Mavai Senathirajah, TNA Spokesperson, MP, M.A. Sumanthiran, Selvam Adaikkalanathan, Sivasakthi Anathan, and R. Thurairatnam.