Sinister move to get Tamils boycott poll: Champika

14 December 2014 03:59 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


There was a sinister move by some local and international forces to change the mindset of the Tamil community in order to get them boycott the January Presidential election, Former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka charged today.

Mr. Ranawaka charged that this was to be done by a campaign aimed at making the Tamil community understand that this election was not relevant to them as it would not bring solutions to the issues faced by them.

This, the former Minister said, was wrong as this election was relevant to everyone in the country as it was all about bringing political and social change.

He was responding to a question raised by journalists as to whether there was contradiction on the MoUs singed by the common candidate Maithripala Sirisena with the JHU and other parties.

He said the incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa did the same thing in 2005 as the MoU signed with JVP said he would abolish the Executive Presidency, while the MoU with JHU said he would reform it.

“Reforming or abolishing does not matter as powers of the Executive President enjoy as of now would be removed if the common opposition candidate emerge victorious at the presidential election,” he said.

  Comments - 9

  • Olcot Monday, 15 December 2014 03:31 PM

    Not Tamil support but to live peacefully with Tamils granting their legitimate rights. I support it wholeheartedly.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 15 December 2014 03:38 PM

    The last time such a thing happened was in 2005 when UPFA paid a huge bribe to Prabhakaran to get the Tamils to boycott the Presidential Elections. If such a dirty trick was not played, Ranil would have won the presidential election hands down. Most probably, even the JHU supported MR at that time in this sorded deal. That is why they say history repeats itself - first as a comedy and then as a tragedy.

    Thusitha Monday, 15 December 2014 03:41 PM

    Those who love their nation only respect others religion rights also.

    Jaya pala Monday, 15 December 2014 03:44 PM

    why not. We need Tamil support as well. we live in one country like a one family

    Hiran Gunawardena Monday, 15 December 2014 03:56 PM

    yes they are shedding crocodile tears for tamils. Can anyone mention any development work JHU done for the country via DM Android App

    Sara Monday, 15 December 2014 04:06 PM

    At least now you know that "Videsha Balawega" is working in our country.Wakeup Mr. Former Minister, country and The President needs support of people like you.

    M.O.A.Careem Monday, 15 December 2014 06:45 PM

    normal poll in 9 province without an impact after many years -

    buwa Monday, 15 December 2014 10:55 PM


    Susantha Monday, 15 December 2014 10:04 AM

    JHU is seeking Tamil support?????????

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