TMVP to decide on Saturday

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By Jamila Najmuddin


The TMVP is to decide on Saturday if they will contest the upcoming general elections with the government or independently. TMVP Spokesperson Azath Maulana told Daily Mirror online that a high level meeting with TMVP leader Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan will be held in Batticaloa on Saturday to decide the TMVP’s stance.

Maulana said that the TMVP politburo, the TMVP acting committee, and several high ranking officials will also attend the meeting.

“We will take our final decision on Saturday. We have several factors to discuss and we need the advice of some individual officials who will also be attending,” Maulana told Daily Mirror online.

When questioned if any government officials would be attending the meeting, Maulana declined saying that the party would meet with the government only after a decision is reached.

“We are very good friends with the UPFA. However we will do what is best for our future,” Maulana added.

The Daily Mirror online has learnt that a majority of the TMVP members are keen on contesting the upcoming General Elections as an independent party and not in alignment with any political party.

Several senior TMVP members have also conveyed their decision to Pilliyan and have stated that going solo during the general election would be better for the party’s future. Maulana said that all angles would be taken into consideration by Pilliyan and the committee members before reaching a decision.

“We are well aware that several members want to contest independently. They say it is better for our future. We will do what is best,” Maulana said.

  Comments - 10

  • Tuesday, 02 February 2010 09:46 AM

    Mr Pillayan join with the TNA and SLMC and ensure proper representation of tamils and muslims in parliament

    Tuesday, 02 February 2010 09:54 AM

    May be going to collect their bargain offer from the Goverment.
    Also I am shy that I don't know the names of all the political parties in this tiny Sri Lanka.
    The Election Commissioner must put one examination paper to all candidates who want to stand for the election and they must pass the exam. First question, name all the political parties in Sri lanka?

    Tuesday, 02 February 2010 01:37 PM

    TMVP IS expected to lose the balance votes in the coming general election.... POW..................ANNE

    Tuesday, 02 February 2010 07:52 PM

    Why is MR with these guys?

    Tuesday, 02 February 2010 06:39 AM

    TMVP is not a real political party and its members don’t have any credible background to represent the Eastern Tamils. My advice for them is to join with the TNA. Because if they go alone or even if they join the government, there is a strong possibility that they may lose everything they have now. The last election is a very good test for them to take a decision.

    Tuesday, 02 February 2010 06:57 AM

    He is trying to show his true colours....who cares?

    Tuesday, 02 February 2010 07:00 AM

    If there is democracy within the TMVP, they will contest seperately from the government. If there is no democracy, then they will contest with MR

    Tuesday, 02 February 2010 07:11 AM

    What's the use of this man. He is only useful to paste posters. thats all.

    Tuesday, 02 February 2010 07:15 AM

    It's better if you join hands with SF in the forth-coming elections. Then he will train you to be a General. If you hang around Mahinda you will not achieve anything.

    Tuesday, 02 February 2010 07:41 AM

    Karuna, Pillayan , Hisbullah, Ameerali, and all the others, all together achieved only 55000 votes in Batticaloa. This will get them only one seat in the parliament. Whether Pillayan decides to go alone or go with the UPFA, he will definitely not get a seat in parliament


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