TNA to decide on US visit

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is to meet this week and discuss a proposed visit to the United States (US) early this year, reports said.According to the Jaffna media, TNA leader R. Sampanthan, who has been overseas for medical treatment, is due back in the country this week. On his return he is scheduled to attend a function in Trincomalee on Thursday and then discuss the visit to the US. The State Department had reportedly invited the TNA to Washington for talks on the political solution and the state of the resettlement of the war displaced. A TNA delegation had last visited the US in 2011 on an invitation extended by US Under Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake.During that visit the TNA had briefed US officials on talks held so far between the TNA and the government.

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