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SLFP candidate claims he joined party to ‘demand justice for their role in destruction of LTTE and Tamil freedom struggle’

Photo: Facebook/Paranirupasingham Varatharajasingham

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Jaffna candidate, Paranirupasingham Varatharajasingham, also known as Vinnan, assured that he will get justice for his party’s “direct involvement” in the “wiping out of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)” and “nullification of the [Tamil] freedom struggle” according to Tamil Newspaper Kalaikathir.

Vinnan said on Saturday, that “it is best to ask justice from those who did the destruction” and that he “will be running as a representative of the SLPP [to ensure this happens].” He insisted that Tamil people should “ask for justice from those responsible for the destruction [SLPP] and to “get what we deserve” through him when he contests in the election.

Vinnan said the United National Party (UNP) used dirty ‘foxlike’ tricks to corner the LTTE but the SLPP was “directly involved” in their defeat.

He said he is not worried about the backlash he will receive from the party for these comments and stated “he is not worried if they [SLPP] take action against me.”

“I have come into politics by telling the truth,” he insisted. 

Vinnan added that he hopes “Tamil people will elect new faces” to be a voice for Tamils in the upcoming parliamentary elections and he believes Tamil people are disappointed in the actions of the current administration who have “brought about no change.”

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