Karuna Amman had said that he is more dangerous than COVID-19 as he killed between 2000-3000 troops in a single day during the war.
Muralitharan's statement was criticized by many netizens as well as prominent politicians including Sajith Premadasa, Mangala Samaraweera, Ruwan Wijewardena, Anura Kumara Dissanayake and Patali Champika Ranawaka.
Meanwhile, former Parliamentarian Dilum Amunugama has said Karuna Amman will support the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna if elected to Parliament.
However, Karuna Amman will contest from a different party, and will not represent the SLPP at the General Election, he had added.
Meanwhile, in a Tweet, popular singer Iraj Weeraratne has questioned if Karuna was able to rectify himself, why the Samagi Jana Balawegaya and the 3% cannot do so.