Sept 19, Colombo: Tissa Attanayake, the General Secretary of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has demanded the Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya to probe the media statement given by the former international wing leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP.
Addressing a press conference in Kilinochchi on Wednesday (18) former LTTE Chief Arms Procurer slammed the leadership of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) which is campaigning for the Northern Provincial Council election.
Pathmanathan claimed that the TNA's election manifesto for the Provincial Council elections is worse than the Vaddukoddai Resolution in 1976 and the Oslo Declaration of 2002, only with "code words to cheat the people."
He urged the Tamil people not listen to "old TNA lies" and to support President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
UNP General Secretary in his letter to the Election Commissioner said KP's press briefing violated the election laws.
The opposition further accused that public property was also used in this press briefing in which the parties contesting the election were heavily criticized.