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Tamil National Alliance Requests Govt to Postpone General Elections Scheduled for April 25th Because of Paramount Concern for Public Safety Due to COVID19 Threat and Urges Govt to Take All steps to check Possible Spread of Corona Virus

(Text of a press release issued by the TNA Media Office)

This statement is being issued consequent to all party leaders of the Tamil National Alliance consulting together:

The Tamil National Alliance is concerned about the threat posed to the people by the possible spread of the COVID19 virus in the country. The safety of the public is our paramount concern.

We call on the government to take all steps to prevent the spread of this virus. We will extend our fullest cooperation in this regard.

For this reason, and for the reason that all democratic aspects cannot be properly be adhered to in this abnormal situation, we request the postponement of the General Elections due to be held on 25th of April 2020.

M.A. Sumanthiran

Spokesman – Tamil National Alliance