State Minister for Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran (Jaffna District MP) has claimed that the Tamil community wouldn’t have lost their leader Velupillai Prabhakaran if they had voted for UNP candidate Ranil Wickremesinghe at 2005 presidential election. Maheswaran said so outside Jaffna District Secretariat last Friday (Dec 22) after handing over UNP nomination lists.
Mahinda won the Election due to the Tamils being stopped from voting for UNP, It was claimed that Mahinda paid millions of US Dollars if Tamils were to be stoped from voting as the Tamils were going to vote UNP Leader Ranil. The world leaders firmly changed there sympathy away from LTTE due to this.
State Minister Maheswaran as having claimed had the people of the North voted for Wickremesinghe, they wouldn’t have lost their leader and 200,000 people in the Vanni war.
The armed forces brought the war to a successful conclusion on the morning of May 19, 2009 with the killing of Tamils Leader Prabhakaran on the banks of the Nanthikadal lagoon.
There had never been a previous instance of a Jaffna based UNP politician blaming northern presidential polls boycott in Nov 2005 as leading to the LTTE’s battlefield defeat and death of Prabhakaran.
Former President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, will lead the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Local Government elections campaign, from 2 January, Leader of the Joint Opposition, Dinesh Gunawardena said.
In the keenly contested presidential elections in 2005 Mahinda Rajapaksa polled 4,887,152 (50.29%) votes while Ranil Wickremesinghe obtained 4,706,366 votes (48.43%). Ranil lost to Mahinda by 180,786 votes. Had the LTTE not enforced the boycott the result may have been one of Mahinda losing to Ranil.The voting pattern at the poll indicated that the majority of Tamil and Muslim votes had indeed been cast for Ranil. Thus in a bitterly cruel irony the mahinda accused of conspiring with the LTTE to win the election was in reality defeated the LTTE in May 2009. Trusting Mahinda was the biggest mistake the LTTE made.
Surprisingly few Tamils stil believe that bringing Mahinda back and putting him against the UN will force him to implement a solution for Tamils but history proves that Mahinda has no interest in bringing a solution for Tamils and want to turn Sri Lanka in to a Sinhala – Buddhist Country with the help of China.
Will the Tamils fall for the Racist Rajapaksha family trap? This is something we will all know in February 2018.