A delegation of Tamil National Alliance, the ruling party in Jaffna province of Sri Lanka, gave a "detailed" presentation on the current political situation in Lanka to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and sought greater role by India in resolving the ethnic Tamil problem there.
The rift within the Tamil National Alliance over ministerial appointments in the government for Sri Lanka`s northern province has widened with nine elected representatives refusing to be sworn in by the new Chief Minister.
Sri Lanka`s Supreme Court on Wednesday gave two weeks time to the country`s main Tamil party TNA to respond to petitions alleging that its election manifesto for northern provincial polls supported self determination for Tamils.
Sri Lanka`s main minority Tamil party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), has swept to victory in the provincial council elections held in the Northern Province after 25 years, official results showed Sunday.
Tamil voters in northern Sri Lanka are set to elect their first ever semi-autonomous council on Saturday, in a post-war power-sharing exercise already marred by allegations of army intimidation and harassment.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa`s Sinhala majority allies warn that undiluted powers to provinces could lead to the separation of the country and a realisation of the Tamil dream to carve out a separate homeland.