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By Jamila Najmudin


The Ealam Peoples Democratic Front (EPDP) has slammed the TULF led by V. Anandasangaree for claiming there are armed groups operating in the North and question if the party was attempting to point fingers at the government for the recent death of a youth in Jaffna.

EPDP spokesman M. Stalin, speaking to Daily Mirror online on behalf of EPDP leader Douglas Devananda insisted that the EPDP does not have any weapons and is also not responsible for the death of the young school boy in Chavakachcheri who was abducted for ransom last week.

In a letter addressed to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a copy of which was sent to the media, Mr. V. Anandasangaree said that he could not understand why the government is reluctant to take action in spite of repeated requests from him and much more from the public.

“During the past few years I had been repeatedly requesting you to relieve all armed groups of their weapons and to provide them with Government Security if they ask for it. If firm action had been taken it would have saved the lives of several and also the good name of the Government,” Mr. V. Anandasangaree said in his letter.

The decomposed body of a 17 year old student who was abducted two weeks back for ransom had been found buried in a pit last week and at least one suspect had been arrested and remanded over the incident while some others are still wanted.

“Please take immediate steps to compel all un-authorized persons in possession of arms and all groups to surrender the arms in their possession which will enable witnesses to come out openly to give evidence without any fear of retaliation by interested parties,” the TULF leader said.

However the EPDP says it is only the government which has weapons and questioned who the TULF leader is pointing fingers to by saying there are “armed groups” operating in the North.

“Who is he pointing fingers at? It is only the government which has weapons. He (Anandasangaree) always comes out with such statements when an election is at hand. We feel there are attempts to sling mud at the EPDP before the upcoming General Election,” Stalin told Daily Mirror online. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Friday, 02 April 2010 05:34 AM

    Hey, i have seen EPDP members with Pistols and AK 47 s. Guess they use them to pick Coconut.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 12:44 PM

    when people do something that is wrong will never admit. Instead, they would spend time on denying accusation arised from their wrongful act. Isn't it true?

    Friday, 02 April 2010 05:51 AM

    According to political climate of this country, Government should ban Tamil militant groups like EPDP, PLOTE, EPRLF,TELO,ENDLF,TMVP,TIVM, TNA,TNPF.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 05:53 AM

    whom are you trying to fool? everybody know that your party gangter are operating with arms in Jaffna and other aeras with the support of the Government.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 06:08 AM

    Douglas Devananda and his EDP should be the last to fake a "holier than thou" attitude towards other Tamil parties just because he is a part of the government.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 02:06 PM

    EPDP leader is not a fool to do these type things during the election period. Anyway only one thing understands, they working very hard to bring back TNA to parliament.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 06:24 AM

    We, as people who have lived in the north all our life, are very well aware of the fact that the EPDP along with several other groups carry arms.Police look the other way because they know there is little they can do about it.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 06:56 AM

    Mr. V. Anandasangaree is right. And, I also agree with Douglas . Devanada is right too. He is trying to identify somebody or a party/s here.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 07:08 AM

    Definitely, Tigers are Arm-less. The government is Harmful to the opposing team.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 07:36 AM

    Douglas Devananda and EPDP's notoriousness in the field of crime is known in the north, but also with the white vans that were operating in Colombo abducting tamil businessmen for ransom. Affection for the EPDP comes from the GOSL but rarely will a decent tamil associate or support them other than due to pressure.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 07:48 AM

    For example just go through the missing and extra judicial killings of 2008 registered at the HRC Office in Jaffna to see,how holy Mr.Devananda and his men! Mr.Devananda is the last of the animal culture we've had in the north for three decades.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 10:12 PM

    The Tamils should first be liberated from this military environment to truly demonstrate their right to politics.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 09:18 AM

    Mr Douglas , you can lie but you can't hide your followers acts, you cann't control them because you need them every time when you visit to north . before you blame the LTTE for killing now you are on the same page .

    Friday, 02 April 2010 09:30 AM

    Muralidharan, Chandrahasan, Anandasangari and Douglous Devananda are all on the same ticket but they are fighting themselves like Tondaman and Vadivel. Read well the warning by the president that you won't get ministerial posts if you overdo. No devolution nor portfolios at the centre.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 11:28 AM

    please do you eat by your back and lose by mouth. pls have a look at his past, off course he is good man than most of us. but do not say absolutely correct , that's why we are still ... please look at and try to know most of it rather than one kind of view, please

    Friday, 02 April 2010 05:32 AM

    Anandasagari is a GENTLEMAN, what he said was absolutely correct.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 05:33 AM

    What a Joke? EPDP is the only Para military group operating in Jaffna. They are the reason of abductions, Killings and Kidnappings in North. Chavakacheri court ordered to arrest the EPDP member who murdered this child. and people already rejected them in past elections.


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