Five Northern groups decide against voting for Sinhala Candidates
Posted on October 29th, 2019

Courtesy Ceylon Today

Five Northern groups yesterday (29) decided against voting for any Sinhala candidate at the forthcoming Presidential Election.

The groups that took such a decision were: Former Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Vigneswaran’s Tamil Makkal Kootani (TMK), Suresh Premachandran’s Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF-Suresh Wing), Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam’s All Ceylon Tamil Congress (ACTC), University Lecturers and a Civil Society Organisation.

Vigneswaran, issuing a statement, said that since the postal voting for the Presidential Election is scheduled to be held tomorrow (31), he decided to announce his stand.

In the statement, he had emphasised that he cannot direct his people to vote for any Sinhala politician at the Presidential Election.

“We don’t have any ethical right to ask Tamil people to vote for Presidential candidates who, don’t want to discuss the 13 proposals that were put forward.”

“Under no circumstance will we give up those 13 proposals, which have been a need of Tamil people for a very long time,” Vigneswaran stressed.
An official statement from the five groups was scheduled to be issued last night.

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