Sept 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's major Tamil political party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says the party would participate in the proposed parliamentary select committee (PSC) on finding a political settlement if the Indian government could guarantee that an agreement would be reached at the committee.
TNA parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran has said the TNA has already explained the current situation to the Indian High Commission, the all-party parliamentary group from India that visited the country a few months back, and the Indian Foreign Minister.
He has stressed that there must be a guarantee of an agreement that could be reached at the end of the process if the Indian government wanted the TNA to take part in the PSC.
"What we say is that there needs to be a guarantee of an outcome. If the Indian government could convince the government (Sri Lankan) and the political parties to reach a political solution, the TNA could participate in talks," Premachandran has said.
He has explained that there have been many committee reports in the past years on proposals for a political solution that have been discarded without consideration.
The Indian government has invited the TNA for talks in New Delhi on October 9th to discuss the reconciliation process and a political solution to the ethnic issue.