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Tuesday, 02 October 2012 - 19:34
Split in TNA?
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The New Indian Express in a report catalogues that the TNA, which has been sweeping elections in the Tamil-speaking North and East of Sri Lanka, and had come within the ace of capturing the Eastern Provincial Council during the September 8th elections, may be heading for a split over the issue of registering as a single political party.

In its report the New Indian Express states that the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi or ITAK, which is the biggest of the five alliance partners, is dragging its feet over formal unification and registration.

But the Eelam Peoples‘Revolutionary Liberation Front, the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization, the Peoples Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam and the Tamil United Liberation Front, are pressing for registration as a single political party.

According to the New Indian Express, while both factions are denying any prospect of a split, the public spat is causing concern among Tamils, which is reflected in the Tamil press.

When inquired by Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran who represents the EPRLF in the Tamil National Alliance, he categorically denied the veracity of such reports.

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