JHU strongman, minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, has urged the TNA to use the mandate it has received at the recent local government polls to develop the North.
The Tamil party alliance has won 16 LG bodies in the province.
Making the call during a media briefing on July 26, Mr. Ranawaka said the TNA should not drive the country backwards.
Source: Srilankamirror 26 July 2011
Leading Tamil observers and intellectuals have indicated that though the majority of Tamils have voted to TNA it does not mean that they love TNA or TNA parliamentarians. But Tamils want a Tamil party to govern them, so they voted this time for the current limited option available to them i.e., TNA.