Katchatheevu was ceded during Emergency-DMK

16 April 2016 12:07 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Reacting to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s charge that it was the DMK that gave up the right over Katchatheevu, DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin, said that the party always stood for the rights of Tamil Nadu fishermen and termed Ms. Jayalalithaa’s allegation a “blatant lie”, The Hindu reported.

Katchatheevu was ceded to Sri Lanka during Emergency and not when the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam was in power, Stalin said.

Katchatheevu was a national issue and not a State issue. The agreement ceding Katchatheevu was signed during Emergency and the party had passed a resolution in the Assembly when it came to power in 2006 for the retrieval of the island, he said. 

Criticising Ms. Jayalalithaa for not meeting the people to discuss their issues in the last five years, Mr. Stalin said that now elected members of any legislative body and officials were required to go to the people.

  Comments - 3

  • Aba Jayasekera Monday, 18 April 2016 05:16 PM

    The reason is that it was occupied during a festival by Sri Lanka. Off ana on, some Indians, too, did visit it . To make matters clear, the agreement with Sri Lanka was signed with India relinquishing claims downright.

    S B Lokuge Saturday, 16 April 2016 02:57 PM

    Katchatheevu was always a part of Sri Lanka. If these bankrupt old Indians think they can bully our gutless, spineless traitors and get it, they should think again. The dirty Indians once bullied then old president to accept the 13th amendment, but they will not be allowed do so again.

    suresh Monday, 18 April 2016 09:50 AM

    if it was always part of SL then why was it not pat of the SL map before 70's and why the hell did SL sign a pact with India for something that was always theirs


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