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Former leader of opposition R Sampanthan felt that after Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Front, the Tamil National Alliance is the second largest party in the national assembly.
The TNA said it stands solidly behind ousted premier Ranil Wickremesinghe who still claims he is the lawful prime minister.
Three parties, which together enjoy an absolute majority in the assembly, on Monday asked the Supreme Court to declare the president's actions as illegal.
The move is aimed at persuading the legislators in Sri Lanka's main Tamil party - Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to support Rajapaksa in his bid to prove majority in the parliament.
Mahinda Rajapaksa claims he has enough numbers to prove his majority and at least six of ousted premier Ranil Wickremasinghe's men have defected to his side.
Devananda later said he also urged the Indian government to help construct one lakh more houses in Tamil areas and elsewhere for the rehabilitation of civilians following the end of the decades of eth
The Foreign Secretary says it would not be wise to hold every other matter hostage to the merger issue.