Two TNA candidates have withdrawn their candidacy due to threats by an unknown gang in the Batticaloa district, former MP M.K. Sivajilingam said.
Mr. Sivajilingam told Daily Mirror that the TNA was to file nominations for the district today, but the list had to be prepared again after the withdrawal of candidacy by two members. He said political groups having links with the UPFA had started threatening their political opponents.
“This is a serious trend at the very beginning,” he said.
He said the house of a leading TNA candidate for Batticaloa, K. Thurairajasingham had been padlocked from the outside by an unidentified gang so that nobody get out.
The main door of the house had been locked in this way when the occupants were asleep. Later, police assistance was sought to break it open it.( Kelum Bandara and M. Sukri)
Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 18 July 2012 01:26 PM
I pray that all the TNA candidates should withdraw as they are good for nothing nuts.
Godagampala Rohana Wednesday, 18 July 2012 01:27 PM
TNA is a party who deceives the Tamils, so nothing special these guys withdrawls. Good anyway.
Jayantha Jayamanne Wednesday, 18 July 2012 01:30 PM
Very good move, they know even if they contest the people will teach them a good lesson.
raj Wednesday, 18 July 2012 04:02 PM
unitl war criminals are punished, we can`t expect political freedom. there will be more threats from war criminals and their associations.
Cheena Friday, 20 July 2012 06:22 AM
"TNA is a party who deceives the tamils" - but they are elected by the tamils as their sole representative in the tamils diminated areas. "ane pala Godaya".
Imran Hussein Wednesday, 18 July 2012 04:25 PM
Thats not the point (above comments), that if TNA good or not. Who are behind thiese threats?
Godagampala Rohana Wednesday, 18 July 2012 05:01 PM
Correct Kiris, From empty vessels no-one is going to be benefitted.
Piranha Wednesday, 18 July 2012 05:47 PM
What about the Rajapaksa regime? It it good for anything? You are an idiot, man.
Sinnathamby Rajdeen Wednesday, 18 July 2012 06:33 PM
Eastern people will show the win of TNA and SLMC and defeat all the outside traitors who work with the support of the govt.
Vas Wednesday, 18 July 2012 08:01 PM
Miracle of Asia and its Democratic politics!!!
hussain Wednesday, 18 July 2012 07:58 PM
This is the current state of the country and Government. Unfortunately if the TULF contest in the name of Padlock. They will win the seat. People believe in the party.
lankan Wednesday, 18 July 2012 08:43 PM
Welldone government democracy and human rights are very well looked after under this government.
lankan Wednesday, 18 July 2012 08:50 PM
Watch out your shoulders muslim congress
mano Wednesday, 18 July 2012 10:05 PM
this is the demoracy in SriLnka good luck to the country and the people. this is like dog tail.
Jena Thursday, 19 July 2012 12:55 AM
Well, For the guys who commented above.. wait and See, what will be the election results.. then u wud realize the fact what tamil thinks about your government and how they support TNA and integrity of Tamils..
Thomas Thursday, 19 July 2012 01:23 AM
Is it going to be a election without malpractices? Ruling party trying gimmicks with their Tamil armed alliances threatening other democratic parties to withdraw. Who can control this??????????
nicky karunarathna Thursday, 19 July 2012 01:17 AM
What they saw, so shall they reap. This is what they did to others when they had the LTTE backing with most leathal weapons. Remember? Get them to withdraw from the country all together where Tamil can live peacefully with their umbilical brothers - Sinhalese!
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