Modi’s speech a boost to new separatism: NUTA

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement addressing the estate Tamil Indian factions at the Norwood area was a fillip to separatism, the National University Teachers Association (NUTA) said today.

Issuing a statement NUTA General Secretary Dr. Channa Jayasumana said the core of PM Modi’s statement based only for the upcountry Tamil factions and not focused on other Tamil communities in the country.

“PM Modi said the Indian Tamils are maintaining the Indian culture. His influence to do so is discouraging those people to assimilate into the Sri Lankan culture. We also condemn that he addressed these people as part of the Indian Diaspora,” he said.

“Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims in the country suffered due to the terrorism that was created and backed by Indian politics and secret services. Therefore it is our responsibility not to repeat the past mistakes in future,” he said.

“PM Modi had treated plantation sector Indian Tamils as a faction within an Indian State without considering them as people, who lives in a neighbouring foreign country. It could lead to different mentality in those people. Those people do not belong to India or any other country as they are Sri Lankans,” Dr. Jayasumana said. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

 

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  • SAD Monday, 15 May 2017 10:10 AM

    So SAD to see that that so called 'TEACHERS' in SL cannot interpret the word 'culture'.

    Muraly Monday, 15 May 2017 10:23 AM

    When Mahinda Rajapaksha visited USA and other countries he addressed the Sri Lanka diaspora in USA and other countries. There was no problem created by any priest, doctors or teachers. Why when Modi address the Indian Diaspora you are creating problems ? Racism at it's best.

    Muraly Monday, 15 May 2017 10:29 AM

    When Mahinda Rajapaksha visited USA and other countries he addressed the Sri Lanka diaspora in USA and other countries. There was no problem created by any priest, doctors or teachers. Why when Modi address the Indian Diaspora you are creating problems ? Racism at it's best.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Monday, 15 May 2017 10:30 AM

    Shame of these fellows, they get money from Weerawansa and Rajapakshe and write anything they want to mislead the people.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 15 May 2017 10:31 AM

    MR

    One Shot Ranjan Monday, 15 May 2017 10:33 AM

    Indian PM spoke the truth, which is interpreted in correctly in order to split the SriLankans once again, this is the master plan of Wimal.

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 15 May 2017 10:34 AM

    Actually this Doctor and Weerawansa should be questioned by the CID for misleading the masses on this issue.

    Bubble Banda Monday, 15 May 2017 10:35 AM

    This group is backed by Mahinda and will do anything at any cost. Be aware all SriLankans.

    yaka mahathaya Monday, 15 May 2017 10:40 AM

    what Mr Modi did was a wonderful gesture. our politicians will never ever build houses for the poor masses of up country estate sector because that will lose the voter base. they can keep promising and hold the carrot over and over again and that is exactly what they are doing

    One Shot Ranjan Monday, 15 May 2017 10:49 AM

    MR is the root cause for Racialism in SriLanka.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 15 May 2017 10:50 AM

    Murali Honda Kaney Paara to MR

    Honda Hitha Ranil Monday, 15 May 2017 11:18 AM

    IGP no smoke without fire, please take action against this Doca and Black Flag WW.

    Saumya Wednesday, 17 May 2017 01:47 PM

    Murali, What you don’t understand here is SL leaders address Sri Lankans in foreign countries. However Modi addressed not Indians but Sri Lankans. You can’t compare these two incidence.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Monday, 15 May 2017 08:26 AM

    Dr.Jayasumana,PM Modi told his feelings. You don't have to be upset about it. If you are that worried about another faction of Sri Lankans,please talk about them and make arrangements to do the needful to them without wasting your time to find short comings in other's statement. Have ever done anything to the other faction that you are worried about. Please don't try to fool people.

    lakstan Monday, 15 May 2017 08:34 AM

    Ok Lokka,You come out with a proper solution for their domestic issues they are encountering for decades then we will ask Modi to withdraw all his pledges to the upcountry Tamils.At least sigh for someone else is trying to find a solution which the government cannot do immediately due to prevailing financial crisis.

    DillonDP Monday, 15 May 2017 08:39 AM

    well i dont see no big deal here... if your living in Americal you may be called an indian american,,, here the root cause is not calling your self as a common identity which is sri lanka rather, people segregated into race and are identified as a race. this should be abolished

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 15 May 2017 09:48 AM

    NUTA should concentrate as to why our graduates have gradually become unemployable graduates instead of commenting on Political Issues. They should find out why University Education and Universities provide poor skills, training


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