‘The only leader to end fascist violent culture’:
Prime Tamil political parties pledge support to President
The two prime Tamil political parties, the People’s Liberation of
Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) and Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF-Naba)
represented in the Democratic Tamil National Alliance have pledged
support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa saying that he was the leader who
brought an end to the ‘gun culture’ in the country by defeating
PLOTE and the EPRLF (Naba) are the first northern based political
parties to pledge support to President Rajapaksa following the
announcement of the date for Presidential polls on January 26.
PLOTE leader D. Sitharthan who had lost his illustrious father S.
Dharmalingam, a veteran politician from the North due to LTTE terrorism
told the Sunday Observer that unlike his predecessors President
Rajapaksa took a firm stance in dealing with the LTTE and defeated the
outfit outright. “The collapse of the LTTE has created a great relief
for the entire country and for the innocent civilians from the North and
the East at large.”
“Civilians from all walks of life in the North and the East had
suffered immensely in the past. They lost their democratic rights and
lived in a state of trauma due to the unceasing violent conditions
created by the LTTE.”
With the annihilation of the LTTE there is now hope for democracy and
development in the war-torn North and the East. Therefore, we could
anticipate that President Rajapaksa would address the political
aspirations of the minorities in his future political activities,” he
The leader of the Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF
-Naba) T. Sritharan said, “President Rajapaksa will go down in Sri
Lanka’s political history as the leader who ended the fascist violent
culture in the country.
By defeating LTTE terrorism President Rajapaksa has rekindled hopes
for democracy in the North and the East. “Democracy in the North and the
East was shattered and the people living in the North and the East lived
under the arrogant grip of the LTTE’s fascist culture.
The Tamils in the North and the East expect a political solution with
the devolution of power. We are hopeful that President Rajapaksa will
address courageously the political issues of the minorities the way he
brought an end to terrorism in the country. “Development activities have
been launched on a mass scale in the North.
To continue the good work the President should be given another term
in office. Therefore, our party is of the view that the Tamils in the
North and the East should support President Rajapaksa.