A group of Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarians today engaged in a protest in Parliament.
The group of Parliamentarians representing the Northern and Eastern Provinces also staged a protest opposite the Presidential Secretariat this morning.
They charge that efforts are underway to acquire land belonging to the Tamil community.
Speaking in Parliament Minister CB Ratnayake said the MPs were informed in the recent past in Mannar, with an agreement reached, that wildlife land areas and land belonging to the public will not be acquired under any circumstance.
The Minister added he will take responsibility of ensuring this does not happen.
Meanwhile State Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said the TNA MPs were informed today that the President was not available at the Presidential Secretariat.
Wijesekera said they informed that they had a letter to be handed over to the President, and officials informed that the group can meet with the Prime Minister who was willing to hold talks at the Temple Trees.
However, the State Minister said the TNA members refused that opportunity too.
Meanwhile, State Minister Shehan Semasinghe said the TNA MPs repeatedly raise matters when the United Nations Human Rights Council session is approaching and attempts to seek the support of the international community