Sumanthiran stands his ground after attack by TNA members

Former Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M.A Sumanthiran stood his ground over comments he had made to a local newspaper after coming under attack by some of his own party members.

In a video statement, Sumanthiran said that he does not condone violence and has never said otherwise.

He said that some of his party members had been critical of him for condemning violence and had gone to the extent of making public statements.

Sumanthiran has come under attack by senior party members, accusing him of making comments against the LTTE, during a recent interview.

Among those who had been critical of Sumanthiran were Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) leader Mavai Senathirajah and Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO) leader Selvam Adaikalanathan.

Sumanthiran said that it was unacceptable that the two leaders made public statements critical of him without contacting him first over the comments attributed to him in the newspaper. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. Sumanthiran is a pacifist and a human rights lawyer as well. Being a pacifist who believes in non-violence he has said many times that he did not support the war waged by the LTTE. He is entitled to his opinion. But he has said that he salutes them for the commitment for a cause they believed. Adaikalanathan says Sumanthiran should not be given any pardon for his remarks about LTTE. What about he asking for pardon for killing M.Alalasunderam and V. Tharmalingam on the behest of RAW. On the night of 2/3 September 1985 two men went to the house of M. Alalasundaram, former MP for Kopay, at Kalliyankadu, Nallur and kidnapped him at gunpoint. They took Alalasundaram in a car and drove to Uduvil where Dharmalingam was attending a wedding. The men then kidnapped Dharmalingam as well. The next day Alalasundaram’s body was found in a scrub jungle near his home at Kalliyankadu with bullet wounds in the chest and arm. Dharmalingam’s body was found at a cemetery in Thavady, Manipay, with a bullet wound in the forehead. TELO led by Sabaratnam and Adaikalanathan fought the LTTE tooth and nail and killed their cadres. TELO was part of the Tamil National Army trained by the Indian army. The same goes to EPLRF which formed part of the TNA.

  2. MOST OF THE GUYS IN TNA OR FEDERAL PARTY WHO ARE FORMER PARLIAMENT MEMBERS OTHER THAN MAVAI SENATHI NEVER GOT INVOLVED WITH LTTE AT ANY TIME.MR.ADAIKALM OF TELO AND MR.SITHAR OF PLOTE AND MR.MANDIAN SURESH OF EPRLF(eelam people liberration fuckers)THESE THREE GROUPS ALWAYS WORKED WITH GOVERNMENTS AGAINST AND HAVE NO MORAL RIGHTS TO SHOUT LIKE SAINTS AGAINST SUMANTHIRAN.OTHER HALF BAKED FORMER MPS LIKE SABRABAVAN ATTACKING HIM TO GET MORE VOTES THAN SUMANTHITAN.NON OF THESE GUYS HAVE REAL LOVE FOR LTTE ONLY FOR CHEATING PEOPLE OF JAFFAN USING THE NAME ONLY COLLECT VOTES.CURRENT YOUTHS OF JAFFNA LOVE NEW MOTOR BIKE AND FREE LIVING STYLE AND WILL NEVER JOIN ANY BODY TO TAKE UP ARMS.HOPE THEY UNDERSTAND THE CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION AND ELECT SUMANTHIRN TO FURTHER TAMILS INTERESTS IN PEACE FULL WAY.IS THERE ANY WAY OUT NOW?

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