Devananda said that the Tamil media has always worked against him.
He says one reason is that he had his own newspaper with a different policy as opposed to the policy adopted by other Tamil newspapers.
As a result, he says the Tamil media accused him of being involved in several murders, including that of Lasantha Wickremetunga and several Tamil politicians.
However, now he says investigations have proven he had nothing to do with those murders.
“When a lie is repeated it become truth. That is what happened to me and my party during the war. I did not bother about propaganda. I thought ill just continue to work for the people but that was my biggest weakness. Now the truth is coming out,” he said. (Colombo Gazette)
By Ashanthi Warnasuriya in Jaffna