The New Left Front (NLF) yesterday accused a leading left party of killing Darmaretnam Sivaram, who was the editor of the Tamilnet and a Columnist of the Daily Mirror.
NLF Deputy Leader Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne addressing the May Day rally at Price Park, Gunasinghapura said that their prime suspect is this leftist political party. Dr. Karunaratne challenged a leading member of this party on one of his recent statements.
`This left leader has said that he will take to courts any body who accuses his party of killing Sivaram. I accuse your party, so take me to courts if you can` he said.
NLF Leader Vasudeva Nanayakkara said that yesterday was a historic May Day. This year`s May Day saw the beginning of a new mission to safeguard democracy in this country.
He said that there is a prime need for a political platform, which opposes globalisation, privatisation and communalism, the NLF has embarked on building that political platform. ` We will sacrifice our lives to safeguard democracy` he added.
Mr. Nanayakkara pointed out that NLF`s May Day Rally was different as it is the launching pad of the struggle to safeguard the freedom of the common masses. The UNP rally is aimed at seizing power while President Kumaratunga`s rally is one which is aimed at safeguarding power` he added.
He also accused the JVP of trying to destabilise the country calling them wolves in red clothing. He said that they will be the cause of the division of this country, if they continue to oppose federalism.