Talks on forming an alternative political front collapse

Negotiations between the TNPF and the EPRLF on forming an alternative Tamil political front have collapsed.

Speaking to media personnel on Monday, Mr V.Mannivannan, the TNPF spokesperson, said his party would contest the upcoming local elections in the North and East under the symbol of All Ceylon Tamil Congress (ACTC).

The TNPF is ready to field civil society activists and, if a request is made, EPRLF candidates under the ACTC symbol, Mr Mannivannan added.