Colombo: Sri Lanka`s Election Commission
on Wednesday announced scrapping of the registration of the People`s Front of Liberation Tigers (PFLT), the political party of the
now-vanquished LTTE, along with two other groups.
Eelam National Democratic Front (ENDLF) and National
Unity Alliance (NUA), which was a broader political front
formed by the country`s main Muslim party Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, are the two other parties whose registration was scrapped.
The Election Commission said their scrapping was caused by their failure to file returns in terms of the Elections Act of 1981.
As a result, the number of registered political
parties have been reduced to 67.
PFLT was registered as the political wing of the LTTE in
1989 during their brief period of talks with the then
But, they were not able to contest any of the succeeding elections. The LTTE, which usually advocated boycott of
elections, fielded proxies at times.
The Tigers was militarily defeated in 2009.