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TNPF commences boycott campaign in Jaffna

Ahead of Sri Lanka’s upcoming presidential election, the Tamil People’s National Front, has begun its campaign to call on Eelam Tamils to boycott the elections.

According to the TNPF’s leader, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, to participate in the upcoming elections would be “an acceptance of that state machinery”; when the reality is that “the entire government machinery is anti-Tamils”.

The TNPF’s leader’s position is in sharp contrast to the leader of the Tamil Makkal Thesiya Kuttani (TMTK) party, C.V. Wigneswaran, who has publicly announced his intention to participate in the upcoming Presidential election.

Read more here: Wigneswaran announces presidential bid

Earlier this year, the Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) leader and former parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran told reporters that the Democratic Tamil National Alliance were liasing with the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi and Tamil Makkal Thesiya Kootani to field a common candidate who would represent Tamil aspirations, including a political solution the Tamil national question.

'We need a Tamil presidential candidate to represent Tamil aspirations' says EPRLF leader

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