A group of rehabilitated ex-LTTE members recently formed a new political party with the hope of contesting the General Elections this year.
The party's media spokesperson M. A. Yogeshwaran said that the party which had been registered as ‘The Vanni Tamil People Union’ included 13 ex-LTTE members.
Many youths from universities and professionals including engineers and doctors have obtained membership of this party.
He said the objective of their party was to conduct development activities with the participation of youths in Vanni and provide solutions to issues faced by people in Vanni since any political party functioning in the North had failed to do so.
Even though politicians in the Eastern province work in cooperation with politicians in the South in order to provide solutions to issues faced by people in the East, political parties in the North only work for their personal benefits and as a result the problems faced by people in Vanni remain the same.
He also said that they hoped to hold discussions with major political parties in the South.
The new party has decided to contest the General Election representing the Jaffna and Vanni districts. (Indika Sri Aravinda)
Ralahamy Tuesday, 25 February 2020 06:43 AM
Let this be a welcome change in the lives of these youngsters. Let us hope this augers a new era like the Aam Aadmi party of New Delhi.
Moorthy Mathavan Tuesday, 25 February 2020 07:36 AM
Yogesh from peradeniya university. The person who has great vision. What ever happen keep representative politics on hand and make changes. Congratulations brother
Nazir PS mohamed Wednesday, 26 February 2020 11:22 AM
Can a get a contact number of any member of this group for further discussion.
Dr Palitha Serasinghe Wednesday, 26 February 2020 07:29 PM
Development of the North and the country as a whole is a must for us to live in peace and harmony. Wish you all the best and I think we all shoud support your endeavors. People coming into politics for a real cause is needed in the country. Dear Brothers and Sisters there is no racial or communal descrimination among Sri Lankans. We grew together. We just need see the development, fare distribution of resources and law and justice all over the country. Very best wishes to the new party. And hope you will succeed over the parties using the tactic to creat racial hetrat for their political gain.
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