The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) said today it would oppose any move to resettle the Tamils who fled to India during the 1983 insurrection, on the basis that this matter was settled through an agreement signed with J.N. Dixit.
JHU national organizer Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said according to the agreement, India had agreed to grant Indian Citizenship to the Tamils who fled to India while the Sri Lankan Government had agreed to grant Sri Lankan Citizenship to Tamils of Indian origin and added that the agreement would be breeched if the refugees were resettled.
“TNA parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran has said Tamil refugees living in India should be resettled in Sri Lanka but such a move will be a breach of the agreement signed in 1986,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)
Comments - 32
truth Saturday, 28 February 2015 12:12 AM
So funny to hear how you people are so concerned on agreements... what about north-east merger agreement? wasnt that breached?
So you dont want them because they are Tamils. Disgraceful. Unless people reject these racists Sri Lanka will never be a peaceful country.
Freebird Saturday, 28 February 2015 02:42 PM
Tamils they have enough leaders to handle their via DM Android App
michael Saturday, 28 February 2015 12:25 AM
He is showing his colours again, he does not want the population of the minority to go up by few %. What a man.
Thilak Saturday, 28 February 2015 02:31 AM
Have we fulfilled any agreement signed with India Like 13? we all talked about 13 we never have the guts to do anything. How can to expect India to do so?India should be thankful for keeping them safe First clean up you back yard before you talk about others?How can you expect India to so?
Anura Saturday, 28 February 2015 02:31 AM
nishantha,I am ashamed to hear this kind of racial remarks openly and there are no laws to punish you. Those Tamil people belongs to this land. They have same rights and ownership of this land as same as you, no less , no more. Country needs anti racial laws to safeguard it from lunatics like you.
Robin Sunday, 01 March 2015 08:40 AM
This is definitely a racially motivated move by JHU
nanda Saturday, 28 February 2015 05:47 AM
if so, merge north and east according to 1987 indo-lanka agreement.
DIABOLIC Saturday, 28 February 2015 05:51 AM
I am ignorant of this so called agreement which was signed but assuming it was done,what is the logic behind it? You cannot compare granting citizenship to a group of people who came to this country during the British time and people of this country seeking refuge in 1983,if this country is conducive to live in the govt should allow them to come back and I am sure all of them must be owning at least a 10 perch land in where ever they ran away from either the lTTE or from the army
Independent Observer in NP Saturday, 28 February 2015 07:27 AM
I am sure that the TNA would like to have more voters in the North but the fact is that there is no employment and acceptable safe drinking water even for the existing population. People are desperately trying to leave to find work and the ones who are left depend on diaspora remittances or government jobs. Nobody has tried to solve the water problem of too salty water (brackish water) that the population faces.
ibadun Saturday, 28 February 2015 08:44 AM
our people come to sri lanka any time no one should question those because they have every right to return home , agreements are just man made and can breach with intention or agreement or may discuss matters we should no restrict what was there we should think what is needed today and tomorrow
dilhan Saturday, 28 February 2015 09:33 AM
Why are you only the owners of north. please be reasonable. those people were lived in our country some years ago. so they should resettle in their motherland.
leelananda Saturday, 28 February 2015 09:36 AM
they are refugees in India but still they are Srilankans. If they want to comeback and resettle let them do it where they want, most probably they want to resettle at their original places, not where the racist JHU wants.
Cheers Saturday, 28 February 2015 09:55 AM
Presidents house is free
malin Saturday, 28 February 2015 11:12 AM
At last JHU trying get the right wires connected.
Maya Friday, 27 February 2015 08:37 PM
Settling then in the South or Hill country, perhaps?
Kelaniya Some Friday, 27 February 2015 09:30 PM
It seem to be end of Honey Moon
Nandu Saturday, 28 February 2015 12:11 PM
Since Tamil Nadu always fights for the cause of Tamils they can take care of them.
darsh Saturday, 28 February 2015 08:05 PM
First , We should study the "said agreement" .
Kumara Dharmarathne Saturday, 28 February 2015 12:14 PM
Government has to follow the agreement.
Lokka Saturday, 28 February 2015 12:18 PM
Pl. first resettle the Sinhalese and Muslims who were chased out of the North by the LTTE.
Anil Friday, 27 February 2015 09:41 PM
Change the name of your party as jaathika hela karumaya.
Mason Saturday, 28 February 2015 12:30 PM
Had the Tamils who left been residents in the North, they have every right to be re-settled there. The President and the Prime Minister are attempting to bring harmony within all communities. The JHU wants to break this by indulging in racial talk.Is the JHU becoming another BBS ?
Veritas Friday, 27 February 2015 09:41 PM
Did India keep to its end of the agreement and grant them citizenship? If not, and if they want to return to Sri Lanka, they should be allowed to return AND to settle wherever they can find a place to live and work.
Sammy Friday, 27 February 2015 09:52 PM
The Tamils of Indian origin (mostly upcountry) have been living in this country from many years before Independence. In fact, at least three generations or more were born here. The Sri Lankan Tamils were living in the North and went to India as refugees after 1983 and most of them are first generation. What is the logic in this comparison.
Karu Friday, 27 February 2015 10:35 PM
Irresponsible statement. JN.Dixit was only a High Commissioner. An agreement has to be signed by the Heads of States.
Piranha Friday, 27 February 2015 10:48 PM
Trying to find an excuse to start a racist campaign?They will be resettled in their original places of residence where ever it is. You have no say in that matter.
ranga Sunday, 01 March 2015 12:07 AM
Minister Champika Ranawaka...what say you?
Vijay Friday, 27 February 2015 11:04 PM
Here we againDecision should be that of the refugees
raj Friday, 27 February 2015 11:29 PM
They fled the country not to have a holiday in india. Their lives were in danger. They are coming home. You guys are animals....which has no feelings... seeing all...sorry....Pirabaharan was right to be ruthless. At least its my view.
Independent Observer in the NP Saturday, 28 February 2015 02:24 PM
While tamil refugees/economic migrants and muslims/sinhalese forced out of the North should have the RIGHT to return the real question is do they WANT TO return. Very few will return to a place without employment, stability, water, education for children, visa problems etc. The RIGHT to return should not mean that people HAVE TO return.
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