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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 72

"Ranil has failed. Why should we vote for Ranil?"

[b]"Ranil has failed. Why should we vote for Ranil?" - asks Balakumar [/b]

[b]Colombo, 23 November, ([/b] In the “Situation” program that was telecast on last Sunday in the Tamil National Television based in Paris, V. Balakumar, a senior member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam , repeated his accusations against Ranil Wickremasinghe and Mahinda Rajapakse and asked: "Why should we vote for Ranil? Is here there to represent us? No. Is he going to voice our concerns? No."

He said: "BBC and other media are claiming that the Tamil people did not cast their votes because of the pressure by the Liberation Tigers.

"They are not aware of the history of Sri Lanka. In the first ever election held on May 1931 -- i.e. the election that was held according on the recommendations of Lord Donoughmore -- why did the Tamils boycott it? The Tamils boycotted on behalf of the Sinhala people who were demanding independence.

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