The Eastern Tamil party to continue to support Sri Lanka government

May 22, Colombo: An Eastern Province based Tamil political party Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) of Sri Lanka, headed by Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan has arrived at a policy decision to continue with its support to the government.

The TMVP last week said the party would decide on its future course of action and withdraw its support to the government after condemning the arrest of several of its party members by the police and a search carried out on the Chief Minister’s office and residence in the investigation into recent killings that have taken place in the Batticaloa District.

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa who met with Chandrakanthan at Temple Trees last week has resolved the issue.

Chandrakanthan has told the media that the President had asked the TMVP to continue to work with the people.

The President had called on IGP Mahinda Balasuriya to cooperate with the TMVP while conducting the investigation in to the killings and had also assured that he would obtain a report from the Police Chief about the arrest of five TMVP members in Batticaloa.

Five TMVP members were arrested over the killing of a coordinating secretary to Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman.

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