Colombo: Muttiah Muralitharan, the well-known Sri Lanka off-spinner of yesteryear, is tipped as a governor of Northern Province following the presidential elections that gave a transparent majority to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former defence minister of the island nation who in his time period defeated Tamil militants headed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, media studies right here mentioned, citing anger within the Tamil minority group.
Murli, who scalped 800 Take a look at wickets, is definitely an Indian Tamil from Kandy. The 47-year-old had earlier thrown his weight behind Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was on Monday sworn in because the Sri Lankan president a day after he was declared the winner within the carefully fought election.
In accordance with studies, Murali will doubtless be a part of Rajapaksa presidency because the governor of the Northern province, which has an enormous majority of Sri Lankan Tamils.
Whereas no official affirmation is out up to now, native Tamils are believed to oppose Murali’s appointment as the previous cricketer had backed Gotabaya when he was the Defence Secretary between 2005 and 2015 and was accused of struggle crimes.
The Tamils, each from India and Sri Lanka, had raised their voice for his arrest and prosecution. Nevertheless, the Sri Lankan authorities had then rejected the demand for his arrest.