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Protestors condemn 'sell-out' Tamil MP who defected to Rajapaksa

The former TNA MP S Viyalendiran who defected to the Rajapaksa-Sirisena government was condemned by protestors in Batticaloa on Sunday.

At a UNP-organised protest against the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister, protestors accused Viyalendiran of selling out his Tamil constituents.

“Don’t bring us slave status for your minister status,” one placard read.

Viyalendiran, a former PLOTE member, defected from the TNA to Rajapaksa's governmet, being appointed as a deputy minister of regional development in the East.