North decisively rejects Colombo rule
More than 66% of the voters, who have cast their votes in the NPC elections on Saturday were overwhelmingly in favour of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and have categorically rejected Colombo’s political parties. Despite all manipulations, the TNA has secured 81% of votes in Ki’linochchi polling division and 78% in Mullaiththeevu polling division, according to the official results released so far. The emerging pattern in Jaffna district also indicates a similar trend. The TNA is expected to secure at least 30 seats of the 36 seat NPC.
Despite demographic manipulations, threats, intimidations and the psy-ops war waged by the occupying SL military, the people have been firm in passing their message, political observers in Jaffna said.
The people have rejected not only the genocidal regime, but also the other opposition parties of Ranil Wickramasinghe and war crimes accused former military commander General Sarath Fonseka.
In Nalloor electorate, the TNA has polled 23,733 votes, the UPFA 2,651 votes, the UNP 148 votes and Fonseka’s Democratic Party 19 votes. A similar trend is observed in Jaffna and Uduppiddi electoral divisions.
In KKS, the TNA has polled 19,596 against UPFA polling 4,048.
In Ooraaththu’rai (Kayts) electorate, which has been under the grip of the EPDP for several years, the TNA has polled 8,917 votes for the first time against 4,164 votes by the UPFA alliance.
Meanwhile, Sinhala extremist parties in the South were engaged in a campaign that within the next 5 years, demographic changes have to be enacted in Jaffna itself in order to avoid any threat for the Colombo-centric State.