People's Front of Liberation Tigers

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People's Front of Liberation Tigers
Tamil nameவிடுதலைப் புலிகள் மக்கள் முன்னணி
SecretaryDilip "Yogi" Yogaratham
Founded1989
Split fromLiberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

The People's Front of Liberation Tigers (Tamil: விடுதலைப் புலிகள் மக்கள் முன்னணி) is a political party in Sri Lanka, founded as the political wing of the LTTE in 1989.[1] Mahattaya was the founding president of the PFLT.[2] PFLT took part as an observer in the August 12, 1989 All Party Conference, and was prepared to take part in elections. PFLT did, however, withdraw from the political process as the war erupted again.[3]

PFLT held its first conference February 24-March 1, 1990, in Vaharai, Batticaloa District. The conference adopted a party manifesto and constitution. An estimated 15 000 persons took part in the conference.[2]

Dilip Yogaratnam, 'Yogi, is the general secretary of the party.[4] The election symbol of the party is a tiger.[5] The party contested the 2008 Eastern Provincial Council election. The LTTE did, however, denounce its participation as a government ploy.[6]

In August 2011 it was reported that the party is to be deregistered.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ReportDetail
  2. ^ a b Asia Times
  3. ^ TCHR : Dictatorial Democracy in Sri Lanka
  4. ^ Sri Lanka Tamil Tigers contest provincial council election[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Department of Elections - Sri Lanka Archived 2006-07-13 at Archive.today
  6. ^ PFLT nomination has no LTTE blessings on Global Lanka News[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "LTTE party to be dissolved". Daily Mirror.