Sun, 01 Aug 2021 Today's Paper

TMVP to contest in the North

21 February 2010 04:53 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

By Jamila Najmuddin


The Thamil Makkal Viduthalai Pullikal (TMVP) announced today that it has decided to contest the upcoming General Elections in the Northern Province as well, and will go head to head with the EPDP led by Minister Douglas Devananda.

TMVP spokesman Azad Maulana, speaking to Daily Mirror online, said that party led by Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan will hand over its nomination papers on Tuesday to contest the polls in the Northern Province, the first time the party will focus on areas outside of its main stronghold in the East.

“We will field candidates for areas like Jaffna and the Wanni in the Northern Province where there are a lot of Tamil speaking people including the resettled internally displaced population,” Maulana told Daily Mirror online.

With its decision to contest in the North the TMVP will compete against another government ally, the EPDP, led by Minister Douglas Devananda which is also contesting the April 8 polls in the Northern Province.

When contacted by Daily Mirror online EPDP leader Dauglas Devananda said he was not aware of the TMVP contesting the polls in the North but added even if they do it will not result in a conflict between both parties.

The TMVP is contesting the General Elections under the ‘Boat’ symbol after deciding to go it alone at the polls instead of contesting under the UPFA banner with the government. The party had also announced last week that it will include some new faces to contest the elections.

The TMVP however had asserted that the decision to contest independently will not dent the relationship between the party and the government. The TMVP contested the Eastern Provincial council elections with the UPFA and also supported President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the recent Presidential elections.  (Daily Mirror online)
See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 10

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  • Sunday, 21 February 2010 07:42 AM

    I am sure he will win at least 6 seats. Is it a joke?People in north are not fools.

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 08:42 AM

    Who care about TMVP,It may take maximum one MP...

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 09:19 AM

    He can have a nice boat ride to Tami Nadu from Jaffna

    Monday, 22 February 2010 04:32 AM

    In north ? The result for him will be a nought.

    Monday, 22 February 2010 05:02 AM

    Let the war of the idiots, begin!

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 06:41 PM

    EPDP,TMVP must ask President to allocolate few seats from south where they may have chances....

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 08:57 PM

    Yes. if EPDP can why not another? he has the qualification needed for ministers... previous history of corruption, worship MR. what else he need.

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 09:22 PM

    I think he's trying to be a little Perabaharan
    swarna

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 10:40 PM

    We have given Tamils the ability to vote but we cannot vote in Tanil nadu. Surely we should not allow them to stand for elections too. Can a Sinhalease stand for elections in Tamil nadu? NO.

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 10:53 PM

    Each vote for the TMVP is one more vote less for the UNP.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


Ugly sporting truths Sport scholarships thrive in culture of corruption

Sadly the cohort of perpetrators include egotistical leaders, coaches and eve

JR Jayewardene and the July 1983 Anti-Tamil Violence

July 24, 1983 was the day on which a destructive spree of anti-Tamil violence

“Medamulana Dynasty”: Four Sons and Three Grandsons of Don Alvin Rajapaksa

Basil Rohana Rajapaksa was sworn in as Finance minister in the Government of

Site survey near Akasa Chaitya: Is it the end of Yala?

The Yala National Park has been at the receiving end of human disturbances fr



See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.