Tamils prefer Premadasa to lead main Opposition

The Tamil minority in Sri Lanka will prefer losing Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa to be the main Opposition leader in place of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the main Tamil party TNA said today.

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is a political alliance in Sri Lanka that represents the country’s Tamil community. Formed in October 2001, the TNA, since the end of civil war, has dropped the demand for an independent state, saying that it is ready to accept regional self-rule.

The Tamil minority, who overwhelmingly voted for the losing candidate Premadasa, expects him to be the main Opposition leader, the TNA said.