TNA demands reduction of army in North

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today demanded the reduction of the army presence in the North.TNA Parliamentarian E. Sarawanabavan told Parliament that the TNA supported the new Government to win the elections without signing any agreement. He says despite the assurance given by the Government a strong army presence still can be seen in the North and they also continue to occupy private property.The TNA Parliamentarian said the Government must not follow the policies of the former regime and ensure normalcy is restored in the North. (Colombo Gazette) Sarawanabavan said that one assurance was that the presence of the military in the North will be reduced and civilian land occupied by the army freed. However he noted that the Government, before it came to power, had given several assurances to the public in the North in order to win their support. read more