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Jaffna Election Violence: EPDP Attacks TNA Candidate Kanagaratnam And Supporters

Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) verified the first incident of election related violence yesterday (August 17.) Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) lodged a complaint that one of their candidates, V Kanagaratnam and his supporters were assaulted in the Delft Island on August 15 while campaigning.

Douglas Devananda - Leader EPDP

Meeting CaFFE election observers in Mannar Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP S Adikkalanathan said that TNA candidate V Kanagaratnam and his supporters were staying at a house when they were attacked. The attackers have been identified as EPDP members; among those was Delft Pradesheeya Sabha chairman. The MP added that their supporters had been asked not to return to Delft.

Three TNA supporters were injured during the attack and were admitted to Jaffna Teaching Hospital. Adikkalanathan told CaFFE that Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) has been targeting Tamil National Alliance (TNA) candidates competing for the coming Provincial Council elections and that he expects these attacks to increase in the coming weeks. Meanwhile EPDP has stated that the party will conduct an investigation on the matter to verify TNA’s claim.

“This attack and the expectation of further violence hints that the campaign in Jaffna might take a violent turn as the election draws near. This incident adds to the fear psychosis created among opposition party candidates by being questioned by groups stating that they are from military intelligence.” says Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon, the Executive Director of CaFFE.

The Colombo Telegraph has been unable to reach EPDP leader Douglas Devananda for comment.

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    EPDP leader is a thug working for the crime head of Sri Lanka Gota. It is not a secret that EPDP and Sri Lanka intelligence service have their full control in that island. They are a threat to Tamil People and democracy. People are not allowed to exercise their democratic rights in any part of North. Navi Pillai (UN) should make a visit to that part of island and met those who are affected by these criminal leader and make sure the people are safe and free from these criminals.

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      When LTTE killed thousands of Tamils, you guys were happy and cheered. Douglas Devananda escaped 11 murder attacks by LTTE. Did you or any other fools ever condemned the LTTE criminals?

      Where was the so called democracy when LTTE was there for 30 years?

      Navi Pillai or others cannot do anything because LTTE remnants are still there.

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        Mokkan – still trying to make a living out of LTTE. You should be thankful to them that you are able to make a few quids because of them. Looks like EPDP is feeding you now. Just because LTTE did many wrong things EPDP cannot go in this rampage my only advice is please keep away from things that you don’t understand. Stick to simple things.

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          Shutup you donkey! Who are you? Who is feeding you? EPDP will resist any attacks from LTTE remnants now and after.

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            Mokkan
            Still you don’t understand. These things are beyond you. Just keep to single things like counting goats for your master Doglas. He will look after you. There is lots of left over food still.

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              Who is feeding you?

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    These TNA types always had a habit of creating a problem and then blaming others for the fallout. We need to stop pointing fingers until there is a concrete confirmation.

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    The next thing to follow is a front page news item from his Holiness, The most Rev.Dr.Duglas Devananda claiming that this news of attack on others by EPDP has saddened him deeply as his party practices holy things alone. Thus the news item should be considered as an attempt to tarnish his name and holy image.

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      Rev.Devil

      “The most Rev.Dr.Duglas Devananda”

      When will I see a halo over his head?

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      Vedda, if it’s just one,look at Thavanayagam.T, and …if you need more halos just look at M.SIVANATHAN (most probably a candidate of the EPDP who prudently uses this page for his propaganda).

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        You are hiding. Why? You will go and beg Douglas for favours whenever chances come. I am always come with my name. If you have anything to talk about politics, talk otherwise pack your bags!

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          You boot licking Jaffna Tamil [Edited out] creature….are you brave enough to give me you identity in clear terms !!? Do you think that proud men of Jaffna are beggars to the Aththiyadi thug !!? Your thug boss DD is clearly a beggar, right from Premadasa who placed him in the Islands of Jaffna to the immortal Rajapaksas. Who are you Donkey !!?

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            Jaffna Tamils are always beggers one way or another. What the hell you have to be pride of a Jaffna Tamil who licked the boots of VVT smugglers?

            You bark so much. Come out with your real name at least without crying like a stoned dog!

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              VVT smugglers were businessmen and were not bothered by the ethnic conflict.

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              There you are !! You agree that you are a beggar and boot licker. You claim that M.sivanathan is your real name !!? Is it a name given to the pet dog of the world famous criminal DD ?? You call me a stoned dog !!? Mind you that I am proud to be a stoned one against criminals and thieves like your boss DD and his servants like you.

              No wonder you are proud to be identified as boned dog – always running under the table of your boss for bones.

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              .SIVANATHAN !! Douglas should really be proud to have a ”Golaya” like you. I have never come across colourful decorations like yours to the outside tomb of ”Douglas Devananda” . But pathetically you believe that the world doesn’t know what is inside the tomb !!?

              You call Velupillai Prabaharan a criminal, smuggler, maniac, killed thousands of Tamils, robbed the wealth of Tamils and built luxury apartments in Colombo. AGREED.

              Now tell us who is Douglas Devananda !!? Is he not a criminal?? Isn’t he a smuggler? Isn’t he a maniac !!? Didn’t he kill thousands of powerless Tamils !!? doesn’t he continue to rob the Tamils on daily basis !!? How come a man who shared only a pair of clothes with another six persons on rotation to go out in ”Paandibajaar” in Tamilnaadu has Hotels and Jewellery show rooms in Singapore!!? Further has he stopped the business of kidnapping people for ransom which he started in Tamil Nadu Lankan Refugee camps and continued in Colombo (hundreds of park road stories are available) to see that happening in Jaffna too !!?
              How many businessmen pays ransom money on Monthly basis to date ?

              Prabaharan met his Waterloo out of his adamant and idiotic nature. Of course he was not a prudent political leader, but his men and followers still alive have something to be proud of him.
              He never betrayed his policy (whether it’s good or bad or even ugly), he died for it. He was a military man, and died as a military man. Even his enemies agree with it. Of course his actions have to answer a lot of questions.

              How do you differ Douglas Devananda from Velupillai Prabaharan!!?

              Kathiravelu Nithyananda Devananda, known as Douglas Devananda, started his revolutionary life with ELA, then with EROS then with EPRLF and then ENDLF finally he formed his own EPDP. First he wanted to gain an Independent Tamil Ealam for the Tamils through armed struggle, later he found democracy is the best choice to serve the Tamils. Don’t know what would be his next choice to serve the Tamils, but his policy is ; Whoever comes to the power chair in the middle he shall serve them. That is called ‘’federal system’’ and in the state ( don’t know where the state is but for the time being …Islands of Jaffna !!?) ‘’Self rule’’ meaning he alone should rule !! Am I correct M.SIVANATHAN !!?

              I am a harsh critique of VP for his arrogant approach and undemocratic acts but when comparing him with Douglas, VP should be proud that there were hundreds of dedicated young men and women who trusted him for his policy and followed him.

              In the meantime ,M.SIVANATHAN, can you utter me a name of a cadre of the EPDP who believes in Democracy and democratic practices. Your leader Douglas serves as a democrat for more than two decades, but what we see is that every time the media tear off the mask of an EPDP extortionist, rapist or robber, the Hon.Minister ex-communicate the culprit from the EPDP. Until then he serves the Tamils and democracy as your leader teaches him. Isn’t it M.SIVANATHAN !!? Is it why you are so excited to post so many comments in this page !!?

              If you ask me, I shall give you a list of criminals who obtained higher preferential votes in Elections in Sri Lanka. Is it a matter in this rotten democracy to obtain higher preferential votes !!? …and… GG senior,Kumarasooriyar, Durayappa,S.Rasathurai, K W Devanayagam, …..you need more names ..!!? Do you want us to believe that what your leader does in the north has never happened before !!?
              How dare you are to claim that Tamils are beggars !!? It’s not we Tamils but Politicians of your Leader’s calibre are beggars. How dare you are to address people in the forum as dogs, while serving a criminal.!!?

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    Devananda is the ‘official thug’ of the regime.
    His party is “protected” by the police and the army,and is composed of uneducated unemployable men who prey on citizens to exist.
    They are known to be perpetraters of most of the criminal acts in the north and east.
    Devananda dares not to walk alone,without bodyguards,anywhere in the northeast.
    Such attacks were expected.

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      So, you admit DD is still in danger from LTTE criminals! Good!

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        Mokkan
        No Doglas is your master. If he say sit you will shit.

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    Devananda is a thug, murderer and a corrupt and devious dog. It is a shame that this evil man is still alive to cause trouble for the Tamil people. He should have been eliminated with VP. Devananda thinks the islands are his kingdom and uses threats, physical violence and murder to prevent anybody intruding into his territory. The interesting fact about the EPDP is that it is a one man band with hardly any support among the Tamils of the North but his power is gained by instilling fear in people and gaining votes by corrupt means. The sooner he is disappeared the better for the Tamil people.

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      Piranha is a well known LTTE – supporter.

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      DD got the highest number of preferential votes in the last election. How?

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    DD knows the verdict and was wise to keep away from these Elections
    himself whilst it is more fruitful to keep the status-quo. His days
    are numbered – cannot expect to last the MR Dynasty?

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    About EPDP, its execrable head and the despicable marauders, the LLRC has said time and again that they should be disbanded. The leader the arsonist in chief is sheltered under the very roof of the President. The murderous plunderers under his tutelage are supported by the government to prey on the Tamils and they support oppression with loot from the Tamils.

    Where in the world do murderers go for international parleys and that too arm in arm with the Head Of State? Has anyone heard of a Minister conducting an inquiry into a grave crime where he and his cohorts are the known perpetrators and are publicly accused?

    And above all these is a military governor who presides over with the divine right of misrule, with none so deaf or dumb or blind. To some, his removal will cause a tectonic shift of the North to Tamil Nadu. The government dreads that a civilian Governor will remove the staple that keeps both together.

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      Open your mouth how LTTE bandits have built luxury condos in Colombo. Then we will talk the rest.

      The father of Saravanabhavan gave party to the UNP thugs who burnt the library.

      You have no shame to have Saravanabhavan as a MP in TNA. Further he swindled millions from Tamils using “SHABRA” finance.

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        “You have no shame to have Saravanabhavan as a MP in TNA.”

        If your claim is true that Saravanabhavan had orchestrated the burning the Jaffna Library, why then did CBK unreservedly apologise? Have you any evidence to support this claim?

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          UNP thugs burnt. I never know CBK apologized.

          You did not read my post well. Father of Saravanabhavan involved.

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            It looks as if you do not know much! So it was not Saravanabhan’s father who instigated the burning of the Jaffna Library but it was “UNP thugs” as you now claims!

            “I never know CBK apologized.”

            Please, before you start writing in public forums, do make sure you know the facts! Otherwise you will be made to look a fool!

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              Can you provide some evidence if you have anything?

              I think you have some problems in reading. Read few times to understand my post!

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    Kytes remains the only stronghold of the low-castes. Devananda is considered a ‘low-caste’ controlling parts of Jaffna is an anathema to the Vellalar nitwits commenting here.

    Devanada is possibly the only politician doing any work in Jaffna at present. The TNA absentee landlords parachute in for election and leave as soon as its over.

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      Vibhushana

      “Devanada is possibly the only politician doing any work in Jaffna at present. “

      Such as………….

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        Well, to begin with he was instrumental in setting up a mechanism to resolve the situation between Jaffna and Tamil Nadu poachers. What has TNA done in this regard?

        EPDP also works with the Army who has built over 1500 houses in Jaffna as well as others by Indian govt.

        Has TNA done anything for rehab for people there? Have they collected even a dime in this regard? I dont think so.

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      His record on establishing “brothels” in Jaffna is evident who he is.

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        Are you a customer in any such brothel?

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          Mokkan are you not the cashier and cleaner. Enjoy cleaning – exiting isn’t it.

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      I agree. DD is the only person do something for the people but TNA members?

      Even the TNA MPs return the allocated money under the decentralized budget, back to treasury.

      The EPRLF members and their families always support DD because each family lost at least a family member to the LTTE guns!

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        We all know you will agree because he feeds you and you suck his….
        Tasty Mokkan go on…,.,

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          I hope you are a LTTE dollar collector. Now your collections dwindled. So, cry!

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            Mokkan Doglas can still pay you. Keep on sucking. Very tasty isn’t it

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    douglas devannda is a pariah dog who crawls to sinhala pariahs mahinda and gothabhaaaa.

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      Then Sambanthan and Sumanthiran also pariahs because both now crawl at parties at Mahinda’s home!

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    He looks like a thug. He is a thug. He works for a thug. His party is full of thugs that do his bidding. The EPDP does not need to exist because no one will vote for it if not due to thuggery and intimidation. It needs to be proscribed. Its leader put behind bars.

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      Haramanis.. hahaha you hide your Tamil name because you go and beg DD for favours.

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    The remnants of LTTE and their diaspora supporters are crying about “democracy”, Human Rights after the demise of the LTTE only. When LTTE kill and rob Tamils, these idiots supported the crimes of the LTTE. But still try to destroy DD. It never happen.

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      Machaan Sivananthan,
      DD belongs to which caste…is he kovian…

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        You belong to a low caste. I know it.

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          From my name is it, muthu lower caste name…i knew you agampadiyaan caste am i right..dummy.

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          You belong to Gota caste. We all know.

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        Not

        Machaan Sivananthan,he is known as Mokkan Sivananthan

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        correction

        Not Machaan Sivananthan he is Mokkan Sivananthan

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        DD is a relative of Mathivathani Prabhakaran!

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    Whether someone accepts it or not,DD has been representing the Tamils for the last 20 years..As far as DD is concerned ,he is not an orator,he is not that fluent in English ,he doesn’t boast about himself.But,he is very honest to the people.He dedicated his life to the Tamils.He is the only one who is doing something to the poor,needy and oppressed people.He has set his foot print in the nook and corner of all villages mainly in the north.Can any member in past or present claim that they have done so?.He meets hundreds of people everyday.He can be reached by anybody at any time regardless of their status.That is why the people elected him with the highest preferential votes.Those who want to win the election by vote rigging don’t have to meet the people and waste their time and energy.DD also can simply stay in Colombo and go to Jaffna during the election time like TNA does.Had DD also been involved in anti social activities and killings ,he also would have been rejected by the people long time ago. Suresh Premachandran,Selvam and other ex militants were repeatedly rejected by the people its because of their anti social activities and the killings during the IPKF time.People have not forgotten the torture camps run by these ex militants at Ahoka hotel in Jaffna and other places.Mr.Suresh and others were once branded as traitors by the Tigers and the Tiger media.Tiger media don’t write a single sentence about these people’s past , since they are toeing the tiger line.It is true that DD’s support base started in the islets.Then it extended to the Jaffna peninsula and now to Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu. Its because he doesn’t speak communalism like the TNA ,it doesn’t mean that he doenst know how to speak communalism. He hasn’t chosen the short cut of inciting people with hatred.
    Everybody knows that you could bag the votes easily if you speak communalism.The only Tamil leader who speaks the same in the North and the South is DD.The pro tiger media have been working overtime to tarnish his image.But,he is in the hearts and minds of the Tamils its because of his dedication.The only Tamil leader who long for permanent peace equality is DD.Even Mr.Wigneswaran is looking for the third stage war. People should teach a lesson to the war mongers.

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      ”He has set his foot print in the nook and corner of all villages mainly in the north.Can any member in past or present claim that they have done so?”

      Yes !! Mr.Thavanayagam.T- I agree with you 1000%. No member has don so !!

      Why don’t you just get into the – now defunct (reality) Human Rights Commission of SL Office in Jaffna and turn the pages of the involuntary disappearance book !!? You shall have hundreds of solid evidence to prove, how brutal is and has been the foot prints of your holy boss in the nook and corners of the North.

      One such case is the tragic story of a young mother of five female children from ”paththup panayadi” (Valikamam) whose husband was taken away by DD’s men and later DD played fool with her agony and another right hand of DD cheated her for money. Still she and her children await for their father……how many cases you need Mr.Thavanayagam…!!?

      Past history of politicians or Militant Leaders from Jaffna has proved that they don’t care about the future generation.They are nakedly selfish for power and money.DD is one of the very worst creature among his likes.

      Mr.Thavanayagam, all your claims and praising towards your leader DD, are to be attributed to Dr.Mervyn Silva as well.

      Prostitutes are human beings too. But we do not celebrate them as a model of a cultured society.

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    This is probably Douggie’s last major stand and he will fight to the last. His dream was to be CM/NPC but his fortunes are on the way down. The Rajapakses know that and so did not nominate him. The teevu and caste support are his only support base. Even if he eventually loses out he will be remembered as a man who stood against VP and the powerful LTTE at the height of Tiger power.

    Pandaranayagam

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    Doglas is a wanted man in India. Gota is not letting him to expidited fearing that he(Gota) too be murdered by Doglas.

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    All forget DD’s captive ‘islands electorate’ under the control of the navy,which votes en masse for him at every election and thus ensures his election.
    None dare set foot in this ‘electorate’ & the TNA campaigners were taught a lesson.

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    DD got the HIGHEST number of preferential votes in Jaffna. How? Many here bark and howl like mad dogs because DD is resisted LTTE and survives.

    CT is not allowing me to reply to some of the posts about me.

    I hope those posts are coming from CT alone! Good journalism! Disgusting!

    @M.SIVANANTHAN What is your comment we didn’t allow? – CT

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      Rev.Devil – August 21, 2013
      1:20 am

      Maamanithar – August 21, 2013
      4:29 am

      The above posts have no room for reply. So, CT assumes those persons bashing are final.

      I hope CT also a part of DD bashing! What is the political agenda of CT?

      @ M.SIVANANTHAN, No no that is this system, sorry about it – CT

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        This problem occurs to the posts about me only how? Your system is programmed to stop M.Sivananthan?

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    M.SIVANANTHAN

    “The above posts have no room for reply. So, CT assumes those persons bashing are final.”

    Go to the last comment that has a reply button and click on it . This would be the last comment under which you would see series of comments without the reply button. A window for comment will open and you can type as much as you want to. However the comment window won’t be right under the last response but opens just under the last comment which has a reply button.

    When you click post comment it neatly appears under the last comment which does not have reply button.

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