Various confusion has arisen over the upcoming presidential election. The Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization will not be hasty in the matter of the Presidential election, said Vannei District Parliamentarian and Deputy Leader of Parliamentary Committees and Leader of the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO).
Our party – TELO has not yet made any decisive decisions regarding the presidential election. Our position is that there is no need to rush into decisions. No national party has yet to officially announce who their presidential candidate is except SLPP.
Our party is not going to pay much attention to who the presidential candidates are. We will closely monitor the election manifesto issued by the respective parties
Before a decision is made, it is necessary to study the election manifesto in order to ascertain how the Tamil people will fare under these manifestos. The solutions given therein for their day to day problems, their political and other problems faced by them. He stated further that the Party is well aware of the people’s aspirations and that it will be proper to ascertain the position of the International Community that has been supporting our struggles and political positions.
We are also focusing on the views of the Tamil people of the North and the East, the diaspora Tamils and the diaspora organizations that strengthen us. Not only with our party members, but also with our international branch members who are working with international relations and diaspora organizations. Considering all these, we will examine the demands of the political aspirations of our people by carefully examining the candidates and candidates who have published the presidential election manifesto reflecting the political position of the Tamil people.
We consider all these factors, the position of the candidates and the manifestos, which reflect favourably with regard to all these matters. Meet the candidates personally and examine the position with our problems.
We, as a member of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), have been obliged to consult with other constituent parties of the TNA, after meeting with the General Committee of our party – TELO’s Political Committee and the General Committee at some time or several times. We are duty bound to do this.
We are in a situation where we have to be vigilant, united and watchful of those who are trying to disrupt the unity of the Tamil people through this election or thereby attempt to suppress our strength. Therefore, after holding discussions with our members, the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization will officially announce its stand.
Until then, our party will not make any hasty decisions.
We will make our decisions with care and attention, not withholding efforts to disrupt the unity of the Tamil people or disrupt the strength of the Tamil people.
We will make our decisions known to the Tamil people in a timely manner