The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has put forward four main conditions along with a few other conditions last evening in order to extend their support to the United National Party (UNP) in Parliament.

The TNA has requested that if the UNP is agreeable to these conditions, the UNP’s consent has to be given in writing to the TNA, political sources close to the TNA said.

According to the sources, among the conditions laid-down by the TNA the following four Conditions stand out as important and salient. They are : Solutions without any delay to the pressing problems faced by the Tamil Community ; Release of political prisoners; Free all the lands now under the Sri Lanka Army; and assign all important posts to the TNA in the North and East development projects and programmes.

“Discussions in this regard are said to have taken place yesterday evening at Temple Trees. Those who took part in the said discussions include UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, Malik Samarawickreme, Mangala Samaraweera, Ravi Karunanayake and Akila Viraj Kariyawasam along with R. Sambanthan, M. Sumanthiran, Selvam Adakkelanaden and M.Siddharthani, representing the TNA,” sources added.