Posted on 08.18.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
Former Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran says he will extend his support to any presidential candidate who agrees to a written agreement to address his demands on behalf of the Tamil people.
The former Chief Minister has said that his party, the Tamil Makkal Kuttani Party, is contesting the election but will not field a candidate.
According to Wigneswaran, the requests are, reducing the military in the North and East, freeing up the private land acquired by the security forces, stopping the Sinhala colonization in the North and East, stopping the establishment of Buddha statues in the Tamil-majority areas and the immediate release of prisoners detained under prevention of terrorism act or as ‘Tamil political prisoners’.
In addition, the complains from the families of the disappeared should be addressed and the war crimes investigation should be investigated, the former chief minister said.
CV Wigneswaran has said Tamils are more likely to vote for a third candidate.