Aug 08, 2020

Defeated candidate threatens Vanni winner

Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) candidate Kulasingham Dileepan, who was elected from the Vanni District at this election, has received death threats yesterday (07 August) morning from a candidate who contested from an independent group and was defeated.

Dileepan said that he had received death threats over the phone and that he had informed several security personnel he knew about the incident and would later inform the police and the media.

It is reported that Kulasingham has obtained 3203 preferential votes and has become a Member of Parliament.The independent candidate who has received a close number of preferential votes had engaged in a quarrel with him since Thursday night.