29 October, 2020

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EPDP’s Chief Ministerial Candidate London Thavarajah Lost The Election

The EPDP’s leading candidate in the Northern provincial polls race did not secure enough votes to obtain a seat in the newly elected council, compounding the party’s resounding loss in its former stronghold of Kayts.

S. Thavarajah

Sinnathurai Thavarajah was the EPDP’s chief ministerial nominee even though the UPFA coalition also had a candidate from SLFP Angajan Ramanathan vying for the province’s top spot.

The EPDP contested Saturday’s poll on the UPFA Ticket and lost the Kayts polling decision badly to the TNA which polled a two thirds majority in the Douglas Devananda and Navy controlled islands off the Jaffna peninsula.

The islands have historically favoured Devananda’s party which won over 70 percent of the votes in the area in the 2010 parliamentary election.

The ruling coalition that managed only 7 seats on the first Northern council is believed to have sidelined the EPDP candidates in favour of Ramanathan who won a seat from the Jaffna district. Two EPDP candidate did also win seats.

Analysts believe the EPDP would have fared better in the election if the party had contested independent of the UPFA.

The Tamil Broadcasting Corp (TBC) Radio of London in Feb. 2012 reported that Thavarajah “has sought political asylum in London and in his asylum application, he has made all the allegations against Douglas Devananda and the EPDP [sic]. He is said to have visited the Sri Lanka High Commission in London to obtain special clearance for his visa to enter Sri Lanka.

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    Perhaps, London Thavarajah couldn’t practice the usual EPDP practice of stuffing ballot boxes because of the presence of a fair numbers of observers and monitors. Paavam!

    Sengodan. M

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    What Douglus is doing to his own people with Basil is notorious among people in Jafna. Douglus is punished not by bullets but by ballots.Expect the same in the south if people started to concern about corrupted deals disappearances and harassment.

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    Thavarajah muddied his political future by aligning with Douglas. He managed to enter the parliament those days with handful of votes but the Tamil resolve will not allow him win any more victories to enter the parliament or the Provincial Council in the future.

    The best thing he could do in his defeat is to ask his leader to pack his bags from Sridhar Theatre in Jaffna and also give up all the illegal occupations of properties in the Tamils areas including the one in Sarasalai, Chavakachcheri.

    He can return to the UK and continue to run the toffee shop of Douglas.

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      R Jayadevan

      “He can return to the UK and continue to run the toffee shop of Douglas.”

      Perhaps Thavarjah should build, own and manage a temple in London, one of the profitable sector in the UK economy.

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        You anonymous may be a good partner to start one with a toffee outlet.

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          R Jayadevan

          “You anonymous may be a good partner to start one with a toffee outlet.”

          Thanks for your recommendation.

          The only problem is whether Thavaraja would take me as a partner on the basis of your recommendation.

          By the way could I have his contact details.

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            Contact Douglas Devananda.

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        Hi Native Veda
        well said.however ,,,,it’s a shame to call some of these commercial ventures “Temple” degrading a true “Temple”
        You wont call McDonald fast food outlet a Restaurant?

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    NOt only this guy, its a major defeat to Douglas Devananda and the President. Douglas Devananda has been totally rejected by the people of the NOrth. Its time he gets this into his skull. Further President has been parading Douglas Devananda as the leader of the Tamils. Now the people have categorically informed the President he is not, so in the future he cannot run around the world with Douglas Devananda. Further as soon as the results came out the President ran off to New York. He did not even have the guts to speak to the people. It will be interesting to see what sort of story he will spin at the UN>

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    Dogshit Devananda suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the people in Kayts he and his thugs brutalised for many years. I hear he has unleashed his thugs on the TNA supporters in the islands.

    The man does not seem to understand that he has been rejected by the people. The only thing left for him to do is go and lie in a gutter and die.

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    LOL @ London Thavarajah.. how cool to be called London this or that after claiming bogus political asylum.. NOW that he doesnt have a problem coming to SL and NO threat either by the Army or ANY political or other party, his BOGUS political Asylum case need to be rejected and him deported back to SL….

    IF HE CAN CONTEST AN ELECTION.. HE HAS NO THREAT… these goons are making a mockery of the UK’s Asylum application and the UK authorities are As dumb TO BE LIED TO AND THEIR SYSTEM ABUSED….

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      so he holds a British Passport BUT contests an Election in SL as a SL citizen? woah…who is fooling whom here I wonder…. BBS….. where arth thou? a case in point for ya’ll to ponder….

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        Well Fair N Square,

        Contrary to what you think Thavarajah was our man. Devananda and Thavarajah were our chosen men to do what be bid. When we recruit our hitmen we don’t care whether they ran a toffee shop or sold maldive fish. We only look at how well they could deliver what we want. We knew TNA would be a very difficult and independent bunch to be of any use to us. Now our cause is lost.

        We all need to brace ourselves for the second coming of the 30 year old war.

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          aha the cat is out of the bag BBS rep a good show of Buddhism (not) from you pal
          with you and your buddies we dont need external forces to destroy the country as you chaps are doing a good job !

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          BBS Rep,

          “We all need to brace ourselves for the second coming of the 30 year old war.”

          Does this mean that my grandchildren also need to see how their grandfather saw Buddhist Monks attacking Tamils, as they did in 1958?

          DeJa Vu?

          Why not preach Buddha Dhamma, and convince the Tamil Population that they have a better chance of getting to Nirvana, by becoming Buddhists, like the Dalits are doing in India, and like what many Hindus did 2,500 years ago?

          Then the Tamil Buddhists and Sinhala Buddhists will try to live in peace, instead of chopping each other to pieces, courtesy of Sinhala Buddhist Racism, and the resulting Tamil counter Racism?

          Why?

          Then the Sinhala Buddhist monks cannot maintain their hegemony, or the hegemony needs to be divided with Tamil Buddhist monks?

          Just curious.

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          BBS rep

          “When we recruit our hitmen we don’t care whether they ran a toffee shop or sold maldive fish. We only look at how well they could deliver what we want.”

          As usual you made huge mistake and this time you are owning up because your hit man happened to be another stupid Tamil.

          Indeed you are brave.

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        Fair N Square

        “so he holds a British Passport BUT contests an Election in SL as a SL citizen?”

        I don’t see Thavaraja as an exception, when Americans are allowed to run all powerful state institution who continue to violate fundamental human rights of people.

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          agree with u… but I was trying to open some eyes of the village folks via the ” Colombo Elite” so that these idiots, who hold citizenship of other countries.. are interested in a piece of the pie, when push comes to shove…sadly our masses are blinded by the Govt propaganda….

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    thavarajah is a fish monger from lewisham who caters mainly for chingala people. he sells all varitiess of dry fish including maldive fish.

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      Rama

      “thavarajah is a fish monger from lewisham who caters mainly for chingala people. he sells all varitiess of dry fish including maldive fish.”

      Whats wrong with selling fish, whether to Chingala, Demela or Sudda? Would you not eat dry Maldive fish seeni sambol with Appa just because Thavarajah is too selling the stuff?

      I haven’t seen any fish mongers selling dry Maldive fish.

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        native veddah, you have missed my point. i have to say as a vegetarian i have never tasted fish let alone maldive fish.
        i said majority of thavarajah’s customers are chingala people and hence he stocks dry fish or salted fish as it’s called. he is not an ordinary fish monger. my father told me dry fish is a chingala delicacy. bless him.

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    thavarajah is a fish monger from lewisham who caters mainly for chingala people. he sells all varities of dry fish including maldive fish.

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      What one does for living should not be demeaned but his character and accomplices. He chose to follow a murderer and a member of his gang speaks for his behaviour. He got elected as an MPin 1994 with few votes because of the undemocratic boycott of autocratic LTTE leadership. People are more educated and ventured out to vote shows they are undetered by the heavy handedness of the army. It’s also remarkable that another government supporter Mr Anandasangaree was also rejected in the election.

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      What one does for living should not be demeaned but his character and accomplices. He chose to follow a murderer and a member of his gang speaks for his behaviour. He got elected as an MPin 1994 with few votes because of the undemocratic boycott of autocratic LTTE leadership. People are more educated and ventured out to vote shows they are undetered by the heavy handedness of the army. I

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    Douglas as a government minister has more power than TNA PC ministers!

    Get real.

    It is only a provincial council, NOT a nation! :)

    It comes UNDER the national parliament.

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      then why all this fuss from you Lorenso of Lankaweb?

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        Arse

        Well said.

        Useful contribution. Keep writing.

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    “The islands have historically favoured Devananda’s party which won over 70 percent of the votes in the area in the 2010 parliamentary election.”

    The above is a false statement. Doglass won all those elections through fraud, this time he was not able to stuff ballot boxes, set fire to houses or kidnap people.

    If NPC gets police powers this guy should be investigated for all the crimes against the northern population.

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