Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pro-LTTE Janani badly defeated in EU polls - Deva Aditya in grand victory

The pro-LTTE Janani Jananayagam, who contested the European Union election, was badly defeated obtaining only 29 per cent of the votes, reports reaching Colombo from London stated yesterday.

News reports said: Janani, known as 'Jani' among the pro-LTTE Tamil Diaspora, only obtained a few votes though the LTTE's vocalist 'MIA' came to her rescue during the campaign to urge Tamils to vote for her.

MIA is a Sri Lankan born, so called singer unheard of in the music scene in Sri Lanka and a pro-LTTE activist who had reportedly staged some less attended musical events to collect funds for the LTTE.

Her defeat is described as another blow to the LTTE at international level.

Meanwhile, Niranjan Deva Aditya won a second term polling over 80,000 votes, considered a high number in the voting pattern at the EU election.

Sri Lankan born Deva Aditya is a very popular figure in the United Kingdom among all Sinhalese and Tamils living over there.

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