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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Colonel Karuna’s TVMP denies involvement in threat campaign

[b]Colonel Karuna’s TVMP denies involvement in threat campaign against any presidential election candidates.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 31 October, ([/b] Tamil Eelam Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TVMP), the political formation led by V. Muralitharan alias Colonel Karuna has slammed a newspaper report emanating from Colombo for publishing news report alleging them of involved in a threat campaign against the UNP Presidential election candidate.

“We are not planning any campaign of threat against the UNP candidate Ranil Wickremasinghe, “emphasised TVMP. While vehemently denying the news report, the press statement released by the TVMP pointed out, “We believe the report appearing in a Sri Lankan English language daily newspaper was planted with ulterior motives to win sympathy for the UNP candidate by some interested groups.”

The statement reminded, “Unlike the Vanni based LTTE, we respect the democratic rights of the Tamils of North East of Sri Lanka to exercise their franchise freely in which ever way they wish.”

TVMP in its statement announced that they have so far not finalised to whom to support in the forthcoming presidential elections and categorically stated that the news reports appearing in a section of print and electronic media was misleading and incorrect.

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