Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 13:45
South Africa should not be a facilitator, it should be a mediator - TNA in a special discussion
Different opinions have emerged within the TNA on the role of South Africa in the reconciliation in this country.
Different opinions argue whether South Africa should involve as a facilitator or mediator.
However TNA members have decided to convene a special meeting in Trincomalee on the 30th of this month to discuss the matter in depth.
South Africa’s commitment to enter a serious reconciliation program in this country was first revealed after South African President Jacob Zuma appointed Former General Secretary of African National Congress Cyril Ramafoza as special envoy to Sri Lanka.
Sources stated that Ramafoza is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka on the 7th of May. A TNA delegation also toured Africa recently and during their tour, they have discussed the current developments in this country and the Tamil issue as well.
However TNA Northern Provincial Councilor M.K. Sivajilingam said that South Africa should involve as a mediator in finding a political solution in this country.
He said that Norway’s job as a facilitator failed; therefore obtaining services of another facilitator could be in vain.