The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says it achieved a resounding victory at the 2015 General Election, successfully overcoming the challenges and fierce opposition it faced.
For the second time this year, the Tamil People have shown a clear intention to strengthen the hand of the Tamil National Alliance, TNA member M.A. Sumanthiran said.
“They have done so keeping intact the goal of their long term political struggle, and with hope that their lives will be restored. Our People’s clear recognition of the crucial nature of this election, and their overwhelming response in casting their vote thus ensuring the victory of the Tamil National Alliance, once again reflects to the world the great political wisdom of the Tamil People. Let me take this opportunity to first humbly express my heartfelt thanks to all those who voted for us,” he said.
Sumanthiran also thanked all the Provincial Council Members and Local Council Members of the Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi who stood by him and gave their time and energy, working tirelessly for his victory, expecting nothing in return. I will need your continued help and cooperation in the future as well.
“This victory also belongs to the youth who campaigned for me, going from door to door, introducing me to people who did not know about me, and clarifying the doubts and questions concerning my political stance. Their clear thinking and political understanding gives me great hope for the future of Tamil politics. I am also aware of youth who have a part in this victory by way of their work via facebook. My thanks to you as well.
“I see my victory as the victory of my politics. I had decided that if I contested and lost this election, I would withdraw from the political arena. The People have chosen me despite the overwhelming false allegations and propaganda that targeted me. This strongly reflects their faith and dedication to my political stance – the politics of soft power. This victory is a victory for soft power. This victory is a victory for our future. This victory is the victory of our youth,” he said.
“Your participation as a People does not end with your vote. You play an important role in providing me with direction and in strengthening our politics,” he further said.