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Notorious SLFP Jaffna candidate put on national list after election loss

The SLFP's Jaffna organiser Angayan Ramanathan was selected as a national list member of parliament by the UPFA, after failing to be elected in the district.

Mr Ramanathan is suspected to have been behind attacks and abductions as he carried out the Rajapaksa brothers' bidding while the SLFP was in power before January this year.

Mahinda Rajapaksa's former human rights advisor Mahinda Samarasinghe was also selected as a national list MP after failing to get elected.

Mr Samarasinghe was the government's representative at key UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva in previous years.