Tamil National Alliance former Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran said that TNA was confident on winning all seven seats in the Jaffna Electoral District since no other party will be able to exceed the 5 percent threshold needed to be entitled for a seat.
Speaking to Asian Mirror, he said that the TNA will win be able to win around 20 seats in total.
He also refuted reports indicating rifts in the TNA. There was natural competition between candidates, not due to any rift, but due to the inherent nature of the PR system, he elaborated.
Sumanthiran also commented on Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran’s withdrawal from the campaign. Wigneswaran did so since he did not want to be appearing to take sides in the competition for preferential votes, Sumanthiran pointed out.