People's Front of Liberation Tigers

People's Front of Liberation Tigers ( _ta. விடுதலைப் புலிகள் மக்கள் முன்னணி) is a political party in Sri Lanka, founded as the political wing of the LTTE in 1989. [ [http://www.observerindia.com/cms/sites/orfonline/modules/report/ReportDetail.html?cmaid=14391&mmacmaid=14392 ReportDetail ] ] Mahattaya was the founding president of the PFLT. [http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/DI07Df01.html Asia Times ] ] 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. [ [http://www.sangam.org/2008/05/TCHR_Dictatorial_Democracy.php?uid=2907 TCHR : Dictatorial Democracy in Sri Lanka ] ]

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.

Dilip Yogaratnam, 'Yogi, is the general secretary of the party. [ [http://www.lankaeverything.com/vinews/srilanka/20080404034710.php Sri Lanka Tamil Tigers contest provincial council election ] ] The election symbol of the party is a tiger. [ [http://www.slelections.gov.lk/press_release.html Department of Elections - Sri Lanka ] ] The party contested the 2008 Eastern Provincial Council election. The LTTE did however denounce its participation as a government ploy. [ [http://www.globallankanews.com/news.php?viewStory=13284 PFLT nomination has no LTTE blessings on Global Lanka News ] ]

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