MDMK Leader Vaiko has expressed delight over the defeat of Rajaapkse. He said:” Sirisena may not follow Rajapaksa’s ‘footsteps of tyranny. Today is the happiest day in my life and every Tamil family is celebrating the fall of Mahinda Rajapaksa.”
He was speaking to the media at Thanjavur on Friday. He added that he was not expecting Sirisena to ring in radical changes to the political climate in the island nation. Sirisena is just another side of the same coin of Sinhala majoritarianism. Moderate forces are with him and I hope wise counsel would prevail on him. Rajapaksa has been thrown out by Sri Lanka’s voters, with an overwhelming majority in the Tamil-dominated North and East going against him. The world has now understood his actions.