TNA represented LTTE interests - Yapa
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) led by R. Sampanthan represented
the interests of the LTTE and is still trying to revive the separatist
movement, though it did not retain a military capability, said Mass
Media and Information, Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion
Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa.
Referring to the decision taken by the Sampanthan - led TNA to
support Opposition candidate Sarath Fonseka at the Presidential
Election, the Minister said the TNA never had any interest in the
welfare of the Tamil-speaking people.
Giving them political rights was the last thing on the minds of the
TNA leadership which represented the LTTE, he said.
He said in the run up to the last Parliamentary Election in April
2004, the TNA declared the LTTE as "the sole representatives of the
Tamil speaking people". The Minister said a majority of the TNA
membership have decided not to support Fonseka at the upcoming election.