Tamil Diplomat

Acceptance of Opposition Leader post is not betrayal of Tamil cause: Shivajilingam

Northern Provincial Councilor V.Shivajilingam has stated that it is unfair to cast aspersions on Sampanthan for becoming the Opposition Leader or Selvam Addaikalanathan for accepting the post of Deputy Chairman of Committees.

Speaking to the media in Jaffna, Shivajilingam stated that it is an unfair criticism to say that the acceptance of posts in the Parliament as acts of betrayal.

He explained that these critics do not realize that Amirthalingam was able to make great contributions to the Tamil cause by virtue of holding the post of the Leader of the Opposition.

He added that it must be noted that even after becoming Deputy Chairman of Committees, Selvam Addaikalanathan signed a memorandum seeking an international probe into war crimes.