“Tamils should vote for one who publicly recognizes their rights, aspirations” - Manickasothy
[TamilNet, Monday, 11 January 2010, 14:53 GMT]
“Tamil speaking people should vote for a person who publicly recognizes their rights and aspirations and openly tell the Sinhalese Nation and the world of his stand,” Mr. Manicaksothy, a prominent person in Jaffna peninsula, said in a report to media Monday, in support of Dr. Wickremabahu Karunaratne, a contestant in the forthcoming presidential candidate. “Then only the Tamil speaking people will be able to let their principles and stand known,” he further said in the report.
“But some politicians, heads of political parties, persons calling themselves intellectuals, persons who consider themselves the sole representatives of God and media persons are asking us to vote for either Mahinda Rajapakse or Sarath Fonseka.”
“These persons are striving for personal benefits,” Manicaksothy added.