Sept 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has been accused of trying to gain power following Indian instructions for an elite group.
The Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says the TNA is not keen on finding solutions to the issues faced by the common man, especially the people in the North.
JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said that the TNA with its election manifesto has not addressed the issues faced by the Tamil people, but has instead provided the Mahinda Rajapaksa government another topic to be used during its election campaign.
"The TNA has given a good topic for the Rajapaksa government to talk about during the Northern elections," Silva said.
"We believe the present government uses communalism, encourages it and sponsors groups that spread communalism and religious differences to maintain its power and undermine the opposition. We therefore don't believe that the present government would or could ever solve the national question. Also, the TNA's attempt doesn't also do anything to solve the national question but instead strengthens communalism and helps the government to take advantage to use its communalism," the JVP General Secretary added.