Opposition Leader and the Parliamentary Group Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), R. Sampanthan has called on the Sinhala politicians to campaign on the new Constitution, adding that it is based on an indivisible Sri Lanka.
He made this comment when he met with the visiting United States Congress delegates on Thursday (11).
“Sinhala political leaders must go out and campaign on the new Constitution which is based on United, Undivided and indivisible Sri Lanka,” he said.
“If they do so not only this process would end in success but also it will clear all the unwarranted doubts that section of the people have in their minds,” Sampanthan added.
Sampanthan pointed out that there was an undue delay in the framing process of the new Constitution as both the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP) were focused on holding on to their political future than the interest of the country.
“This opportunity should not be missed and I am not speaking only on behalf of Tamils but for the whole Sri Lanka and its people” he added.
Sampanthan met with Congress delegates led by Rodney Frelinghuysen (Republican -New Jersey) Chairman, House Appropriations Committee, comprised of Henry Cuellar (Democrats – Texas) Member, House Appropriations Committee, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka His Excellency Atul Keshap and other Officials.