Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Daya Master DROPPED from SLFP list

- BY S.K. PRASATH AND ROMESH MADUSHANKA

Former LTTE’s media spokesman Velayudam Dhayanidhi alias Daya Master has been dropped from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s (SLFP) list of candidates for the elections to the Northern Provincial Council (NPC).

Daya Master said he was aware his name was not included in the list of candidates for the Jaffna District and that he would field an independen­t group of candidates.

I am aware that my name is not included in the list of candidates for

the Jaffna District

It was earlier reported that Daya Master had been interviewe­d by the SLFP nomination board when selecting candidates for the upcoming elections.

The SLFP Jaffna District organiser Angajan Ramanathan said the names of seven SLFP members sans that of Daya Master would be included in the United People’s Freedom Alliance ( UPFA) list. The balance would be made up of candidates from the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) led by Minister Douglas Devananda.

Those from the SLFP are Angajan Ramanathan; former TNA Jaffna Municipal councillor Mudiappu Remidius; Savatkadu Fisheries Co-operative

Daya Master had been interviewe­d by the SLFP nomination board when selecting candidates from the Jaffna district for the elections

Society President S. Ponnambala­m, Nelliadi Traders Associatio­n President Akiladas, former Jaffna Municipal Councillor Ahmad Sufyan; S. Sendooran and S. Kadiravel. Mr. Ramanathan said the seven candidates have been called for consultati­on in Colombo.

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