TMVP to back Gotabaya | Sunday Observer

TMVP to back Gotabaya

Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) or Tamil Peoples Liberation Tigers holding a press conference, yesterday, declared their support to the Sri Lanka Podujana Permuna (SLPP) candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the presidential election.

Leader of the TMVP, former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pilleyan, a former LTTE member and four suspects allegedly involved in the murder of Batticaloa District TNA parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingam have been in remand custody since 2015.

At the 2018 Local Government election, TMVP got 42,000 votes.

Meanwhile, the Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) will announce the decision on whom it will support at the presidential election this afternoon following its National Council meeting, a party official said.

Its leader MP Arumugam Thondaman has held discussions with key political parties in this regard.

The party has focused on 32 issues, especially the plight of estate workers, when considering the candidate it will back.