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* Change in leadership of Sri Lanka's main Tamil party - report
Sun, Aug 31, 2014, 11:44 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is likely to undergo a change in the leadership, local media reports say.

According to political reports, the main constituent party of the TNA, Illangai Tamil Arasukachchi (ITAK) will appoint a new leader at the party convention next month.

Reportedly the current leader Trincomalee District MP R Sampanthan will step down and Mavai Senathirajah will be elected as the new party leader.

It has been reported that even though Sampanthan stepped down from ITAK he will still lead the TNA.

The change of leadership is expected to be announced at the party convention to be held from September 05 - 07 in Vavuniya.

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