Modi to address Tamils of Indian Origin

3 May 2017 02:51 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to address Tamils of Indian Origin at the Norwood town in Nuwara-Eliya and hold discussions with the Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPP) during his visit to Sri Lanka for the UN Vesak celebrations, PP MP Mylvaganam Tilakarajah said yesterday.

The Nuwara-Eliya District has a concentration of Tamils of Indian Origin with five members from two different political parties representing them in Parliament. Their vote was crucial at the 2015 presidential election which was won by Presidential Maithripala Sirisena.

Mr. Modi will arrive in the country next week and during his short stay, he will also participate in a function to mark the opening of a hospital in Dickoya built with financial assistance from India.

India has funded numerous projects for the benefit of people of Indian origin living in the upcountry. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 7

  • rosebud Wednesday, 03 May 2017 01:43 PM

    They maybe of Indian origin but now theyre Sri Lankans enjoying Sri Lankan privileges and rights.It has been so for many generations.So why is Modi addressing them. via DM Android App

    vithura Wednesday, 03 May 2017 02:08 PM

    So on whose behalf was MR clan acting, your accusation is going to make MR cringe.

    ravin Wednesday, 03 May 2017 06:28 AM

    Over to you Mr. President.

    suda Wednesday, 03 May 2017 08:35 AM

    I see so called leader coming from other countries and they go to North and East speak with Tamils and Muslims. Again they go upcountry speak to Tamils. How pathetic is that they do not speak to Sinhalese. Tamils and Muslims have all human rights protected for them by their leader. But Sinhala leaders are not talking on behalf of Sinhala people.

    giraffe Wednesday, 03 May 2017 06:50 PM

    why is he coming here anyways? hes not welcome here. stay in india

    P.Dahanayake Thursday, 04 May 2017 03:21 AM

    Your assistance to our people is always welcome. But please refrain from driving wedges among our people. It is an out dated western strategy.

    John Wednesday, 03 May 2017 01:12 PM

    Muslim . Tamils . Burghers . Have relations and home lands . But its not so with the nations only sinhala humans this 65000 square kilometres is the only place please protect it . via DM Android App

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