UNP refutes LTTE connections
Ranil - Hakeem 'Alliance' employed the underworld kingpins and LTTE
terror to stop people voting for the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA)
at the Eastern Election yesterday, Senior Presidential Advisor, Basil
He said that this three-party Alliance was resorting to all means of
violence and other gimmicks to win the election as they foresaw a
defeat. " Now it is obvious that the Ranil - Hakeem coalition received
the support of the LTTE in the election", he said.
Rajapaksa told the 'Sunday Observer' that underworld kingpins from
Colombo were seen near polling booths and according to information they
were 'transported' from Colombo by certain UNP heavyweights. Meanwhile
the UNP General Secretary, Tissa Attanayake denied the allegations of an
alliance with the LTTE and employing underworld thugs at the polling
"The UNP does not have any connection with the LTTE and people know
who has had dealings with the LTTE.
We condemn the bomb attacks in the East and the government which
claimed that the East has been fully liberated should take the
responsibility of these attacks", he said.