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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Sri Lanka’s Tamils to be patient with the new government in Colombo, The Hindu reported.

He met senior leaders of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on Friday.

Pointing to the “beginning of change” in the country following the victory of President Maithripala Sirisena in the January elections, Mr. Modi reportedly said the TNA should “help that change take place,” and not derail the process.

Mr. Modi urged the TNA to ensure that the party spoke in one voice, asking its “think tank” to come up with a different strategy to engage with the newly-formed government, TNA sources said.

Speaking to The Hindu, TNA spokesperson Suresh Premachandran said: “We brought up the issue of private land in Army control and the release of political prisoners. Mr. Modi told us that he had raised the issues with President Sirisena, and that he had assured to do the needful.”

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  • public Saturday, 14 March 2015 12:44 PM

    Please go back to india, we do not need any suggestion on internal affairs.

    Kokis Saturday, 14 March 2015 02:03 PM

    What a shame this is on the sovereignty of this nation. Where are the champion guardians of this country.

    Cheers Saturday, 14 March 2015 02:40 PM

    Yes they have LTTE connections and killed your former PM Rajiv Ghandhi can you forget that modhi

    Asokamala Saturday, 14 March 2015 03:16 PM

    public: You are a Chinthana Public

    aja Saturday, 14 March 2015 03:44 PM

    who are u ….u are indian go back to your country .

    Ran menike Saturday, 14 March 2015 05:02 PM

    TNA has no voice. They dance to diaspora tune. Diaspora need the problems ever for their benefits.

    lion Saturday, 14 March 2015 06:53 PM

    Modi thinks with the support of all our Niwatayas that all Sinhalayas are fools.

    Avatar Saturday, 14 March 2015 07:08 PM

    Thank you sir!

    Freebird Saturday, 14 March 2015 07:59 PM

    Every time govt change same thing is repeated ie be patience for some time. it is not a new thing to tamils in s lanka via DM Android App

    hiran Gunawardena Saturday, 14 March 2015 09:25 PM

    yeah TNA is India loyal dog who pull strings for them. Of course YAHAPALANAYA has no chioce but succumb to TNA and Indias demands. This is the sorry state of SL now via DM Android App

    The Citizen Sunday, 15 March 2015 06:38 PM

    Yes, Mr Modi I agree with you. Tamils waited for 67 years and i am sure they can wait another 67 years before they do something.

    deen Saturday, 14 March 2015 10:29 AM

    Excellent piece of advice not only to TNA

    ANTON Saturday, 14 March 2015 11:08 AM

    SORRY SIR, THEY ARE NOT AWARE THAT LIFE IS TOO SHORT, THEY THINK THAT THEY CAN LIVE FOREVER , ETERNAL.

    Eds Saturday, 14 March 2015 11:12 AM

    Be patient TNA, eelam is on the way!

    Nalin Saturday, 14 March 2015 11:11 AM

    SL is one country two nations thats why he visited Jaffna via DM Android App

    Chamaka Sunday, 15 March 2015 08:23 AM

    O..... my god.... now i see the results of Gawapalanaya... sorry i did a mistake by Voting to a puppet

    Mahadenamuththa Saturday, 14 March 2015 11:18 AM

    Well said. Sir. Time and space will solve Tamil issues. What is needed is faith in the new government. Give it a little time and space.

    lankan Sunday, 15 March 2015 08:52 AM

    our people have no manners. we get free funds and constructions every year from india and we scold them. look at the comments. when a quest is visiting ur place is tis how u speak tis year indian budget 500 crores of fund allocated to srilanka without any interest. our leaders too will visit overseas. via DM Android App

    Ganesha Saturday, 14 March 2015 11:20 AM

    Yes, be patient is always good but the patience itself has been taken for granted by everybody as the case has been since non violent struggle to violent armed struggles, is the sixty four thousand dollar question after paying exorbitant prices.

    Yohan Saturday, 14 March 2015 11:30 AM

    TNA is not the deciding factor of Sri Lankan futureit is a just a minor political party. Modi should know NEast Tamils are not a special community among others in SL. via DM Android App

    daily moda editor Saturday, 14 March 2015 12:02 PM

    Great


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