UNP leaders conduct election campaign in Jaffna
[TamilNet, Friday, 18 February 2011, 12:08 GMT]
The main opposition United National Party (UNP) said by defeating the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in the forthcoming local election Tamil people could teach a good lesson to the government in power. UNP deputy leader Karu Jayasuriya said so in responding to a question why his party has been contesting in the local elections in the districts of Jaffna and Vanni, at a media briefing held Thursday in Kaarainagar in Jaffna district.
UNP Secretary General Tissa Attanayake and parliamentarians
D.M.Swaminathan and Wijeyakala Maheswaran attended the event.
Karu Jayasuriya said by capturing power in the local authorities the UNP could lay foundation to seize power in centre. Not only the Tamil people but the Sinhalese people in the south also want this government ousted from power. The country’s resources are plundered by few who are the helm of power and the people are against such abuses. The UNP capturing local authorities could set up a ‘mini government’ for the future. Thereafter the UNP would be able to defeat the government in the provincial and parliamentary elections, Mr. Jayasuriya said.
The UNP team met with the candidates contesting the local elections on the ticket of UNP in the district, party sources said.
Before leaving to Kaarainagar the UNP contingent participated in saiva rituals at Nalloor Kandaswamy Kovil before leaving to Kaarainagar.
The team also participated in events including distributing relief to affected people in Kaarainagar.