Why is the Govt. silent: PHU

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The Foreign Affairs Ministry is remaining silent in the wake of the Danish Immigration Department recognizing Tamil Eelam as one of the countries from which foreigners could apply for a visa to enter Denmark, the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) said today.

It said Danish Immigration website shows ‘Tamil Eelam’ as one of the options to be selected under the category ‘nationality’ when filling out the application.

PHU General Secretary Udaya Gammanpila said Australia too had included Eelam as a country at a recent e-census carried out by the Australian Census and Statistics Department.

“The Sri Lankan Embassy did nothing to convey its opposition to this move. Australian government agreed to remove ‘Eelam’ from the list because of the objections raised by Sri Lankans living there. Our Foreign Affairs Ministry expressed its objection after the name was removed from the list,” he told a news conference today.

The MP said international recognition was important than a piece of land when creating a new independent country. The MP said Palestine and Tibet were recognized by other nations as independent countries as opposed to Taiwan.

He said Tamil separatists formed the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) after the defeat of the LTTE in 2009.

“This is also a country which has no land. The TGTE is considered as the governing body of Tamil Eelam which has spread internationally. It is requesting the governments to recognize it. If Sri Lankan government remains silent, separatists will achieve what the terrorists failed to do,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Mr Facts Tuesday, 13 September 2016 07:51 AM

    Good alarm by Udaya. GOSL and Foreign ministry must take note without criticizing every opposition comment.

    Cobra Tuesday, 13 September 2016 08:15 AM

    What for the talking as long as you are there to do all of it?

    TONY Tuesday, 13 September 2016 08:57 AM

    UG. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT CAN SPRING OVERNIGHT OR SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. IT MAY HAVE BEEN PLANNED EVEN DURING THE WAR.. HOW COME YOU MISSED THIS DURING THE PAST DECADE

    sobers Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:05 AM

    The Foreign ministry is staffed by efficient professionals, unlike the previous regime where stooges of politicians being appointed and Sri lankan image being totally tarnished. Necessary action will be done to rectify.

    Akila Weerakoon Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:32 AM

    He at least brought it to our attention now. Before criticizing him for delay, you must check why you failed to find this out until Udaya's announcement. Every citizen is duty bound to protect the motherland

    Katie Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:33 AM

    Gamanpila is now crying fowl I because during the previous regime he could not open his mouth and he knew if he did so what would have happened. Yes this could have been planned long before the end of the war. Action cannot be taken according to Gaman's whims and fancies there is always a method to anything. so Gamanpila tell us where were you and why didn't you raise this subject during the previous regime ????

    Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:40 AM

    Mr. Rs. 100/- these days you are trying to show off you as a Great Leader and become the next President of SriLanka. First of all tell us how many people you have deceived on Land matters? You are a dam cheater.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:42 AM

    This fellow Gamampilla is a worst racialist than Weerawansa

    Kadupol Jothywansa Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:44 AM

    Hay Gamma, whatever you say - No one can topple the Govt. for another 20 years. By then you are no more.

    J Palitha Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:44 AM

    Very soon expect a rotten egg shed to your face for lying.

    Bubble Banda Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:46 AM

    It seems now you and Weerawansa is not washing clothes to Mahinda and you both trying to become Heroes by bluffing and cheating. Nowhere putha, get lost.

    Vijith Pieterz Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:50 AM

    Gamma do you know once again a room for you at Welikade is arranged for forging some deeds and inheriting over 60 Acres of Coconut land in Kurunegala.

    manoj Tuesday, 13 September 2016 10:21 AM

    This fellow should be sent to Denmak to rectify this...No point in barking from here...

    ranil Tuesday, 13 September 2016 12:30 AM

    Thank you Udaya for bringing this to everyone's attention. Do we have a foreign ministry? If Kadiragamar is still the FM then this kind of thing would have never happened. What are our foreign service people doing other than having overseas holidays from taxpayers money.


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