Ethnic Tamil lawmaker becomes opposition leader in Sri Lanka for first time in decades

September 3, 2015 6:09 AM

18 0

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka's Parliament has recognized an ethnic Tamil lawmaker as the opposition leader for the first time in decades in what is seen a positive step toward post civil-war reconciliation with the minority community.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced Thursday that Rajavarothayam Sampanthan, leader of the Tamil National Alliance, was officially recognized for the position.

Also read: Former Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda, 93, leaves hospital

Read more

To category page

Loading...