5TH LEAD

North decisively rejects Colombo rule

[TamilNet, Saturday, 21 September 2013, 21:41 GMT]
More than 67% of the voters, who have cast their votes in the NPC elections on Saturday were overwhelmingly (78%) in favour of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and have categorically rejected Colombo’s political parties. Despite all manipulations, the TNA has secured 84% of polled votes in Jaffna, 81% of votes in Ki’linochchi, 78% in Mullaith-theevu, 66% in Vavuniyaa and 62% in Mannaar polling divisions, according to the official results released Sunday noon. The TNA has secured 30 seats, including 2 bonus seats, of the 38-seat NPC. Colombo's UPFA, mainly represented by Douglas Devananda's EPDP, secured 7 seats and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress received 1 seat. Despite demographic manipulations, threats, intimidations and the psy-ops war waged by the occupying SL military, the people have been firm in passing their message, political observers in Jaffna said.

The TNA has secured 353,595 votes of the total valid votes of 450,574 polled on Saturday. The participation was at 67.52%.

The ruling got 82,838 votes and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress recorded 6,761 votes.

The people have rejected not only the genocidal regime, but also the other opposition parties of Ranil Wickramasinghe and war crimes accused former military commander General Sarath Fonseka.

The UNP polled 3,062 votes and Fonseka's Democratic Party got 170 votes in the entire Northern Province.

In Jaffna's Nalloor electorate, the TNA has polled 23,733 votes, the UPFA 2,651 votes, the UNP 148 votes and Fonseka’s Democratic Party 19 votes. A similar trend is observed in Jaffna and Uduppiddi electoral divisions.

In KKS, the TNA has polled 19,596 against UPFA polling 4,048.

In Ooraaththu’rai (Kayts) electorate, which has been under the grip of the EPDP for several years, the TNA has polled 8,917 votes for the first time against 4,164 votes by the UPFA alliance.

Meanwhile, Sinhala extremist parties in the South were engaged in a campaign that within the next 5 years, demographic changes have to be enacted in Jaffna itself in order to avoid any threat for the Colombo-centric State.

 

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