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Discussion held between TNA delegation and US diplomats


The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) led by opposition leader R Sampanthan today (July 13) discussed the political prisoners and Northern land issue with visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal.

TNA Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran said that the implementation of the resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva last year was also discussed at the meeting.

He said that the delay in implementing some clauses in the resolution was raised at the meeting and the delegation led by Biswal said that they had already raised this matter with the Government.

Biswal has told the TNA the US will help the Government meet any challenges it faces in implementing the Geneva resolution.

Meanwhile Sumanthiran said that while different views are being expressed by the Government on having foreign judges in the domestic ACCOUNTABILITY process, the TNA will wait for the various mechanisms to be implemented before commenting on it.