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Sri Lanka: TNA to decide on stand it will take at Presidential election before end of this month

TNA and other Tamil political parties have signed a 13-point memorandum to be submitted to the Presidential candidates but has yet to decide which candidate it will support at the Presidential election on 16 November.

Minortiy Tamils constitute around 10 percent of the population and their votes are crucial for final outcome of election results.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka People’s party (SLPP) has demanded clarity from United National Front Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa on the 13-point demands which includes merger of north and east provinces.

SLPP Chairman, Professor G.L Peiris said that Premadasa must tell the country if he accepts or rejects the demands.

The SLPP has refused to accept the demands saying it would lead to the division of the country and creation of a separate Tamil state.

Former defence secretary Gotabya Rajapaksa is contesting on SLPP ticket.