Leader of the Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP) and minister Douglas Devananda says his party would, after the nomination day, intensify the election campaign in the north and the east on behalf of the SLFP`s Presidential hopeful, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse.
Devananda told The Island that his party has planned a poster campaign and also use the EPDP`s radio channel to inform the Tamil people of Rajapkse`s plans to solve the problems of the Tamil people.
Devananda said `We will guarantee to the Tamil people and others, there will be no war and there will be no separation because no one wants war. We have a programme to solve the problem`
Devananda, a former militant who entered the democratic main stream, said his party and others had fruitful discussions with the JVP and the JHU and the two parties had joined forces with the Premier to solve the problem and they were all for discussions to solve the main problem Sri Lanka is faced with.
Devananda said `We cannot appease Prabhakaran. Many Sri Lankan leaders have tried to please Prabhakaran rather than winning over the Tamils. That must stop now. LTTE is a terrorist organization but, the Tamil people have genuine issues and we must separate them both.`
The EPDP leader pointed out that Premier Rajapakse understood the problems of the Tamil people fully and he could win over the Tamil community and also carry other parties with him to solve the main Sri Lankan problem.