Expressing dismay at India’s offer to train Sri Lankan Naval officials, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has demanded that the Prime Minister review this “insensitive policy of defence co-operation” as it was in “utter disregard” of sentiments of people of the state.
“I wish to convey our strong protest against this insensitive policy of defence co-operation with Sri Lanka, which totally ignores the impact it may have upon the feelings of the people of Tamil Nadu,” she said in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday. She was referring to the offer for a four-year Bachelor of Technology course made by visiting Indian Navy chief Admiral DK Joshi on 29 November when he called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo.
Stating that this had come as a ‘great shock’ to people of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa said “In utter disregard of the sentiments and emotions of the people of Tamil Nadu, the Government of India is persisting with the policy of defence co-operation with the Sri Lankan Armed Forces.”
She said there was “a deep and widespread sentiment” prevailing in Tamil Nadu about the need to hold the Sri Lankan regime to account for the acts of “genocide and war crimes” in the closing stages of the civil in the island nation and continued “discrimination” against the Tamil minority there. The Centre’s commitment was “tantamount” to actively working with the Sri Lankan regime and providing them with necessary wherewithal to act even more strongly not only against the Tamil minority in the island, but also against the poor Indian fishermen, she added.
Recalling her earlier letters opposing imparting training to Sri Lankan defence personnel in India, she urged Singh to urgently review the policy and instruct the Ministry of Defence not to pursue the proposed training programme. Jayalalithaa also opposed the hike in diesel prices by 50 paise effected last night and demanded its rollback, saying it would affect poor people. “The hike would lead to increase in prices of commodities. Fare of private buses, including services to offices, schools would also increase. As a result, poor people would be severely affected.” (PTI)
Comments - 18
ANTON Sunday, 01 December 2013 11:03 AM
AUNTY , PAITHYAMA ?
Cobra Sunday, 01 December 2013 11:08 AM
We haven't seen her making tantrums about SL screening her old movies dancing through the park with MGR, have we?
an s !!!kith udugama Tuesday, 03 December 2013 12:31 PM
Why don"t you come over, you sexy devil , we love to see you butt face
tony Monday, 02 December 2013 05:07 AM
SHE ONLY WANTS TO TRAIN TERRORISTS
Fayad Monday, 02 December 2013 05:28 AM
For you Srilanka is more impotent than than Chennai ? for your next election campaign, because you have not full filled your duties towards your people.
Rata Haraka Monday, 02 December 2013 05:35 AM
Get your head out of your fat ass, you old cow. Tamil Nadu IS NOT India, just one part of it. India (the Central Government) has to do what they have to do, considering the good of the country. The WHOLE country, not just one bloody part.
Neutral thinker Sunday, 01 December 2013 11:58 AM
The central government of India can not completely disregard the decision of a state government.
Fayad Monday, 02 December 2013 05:45 AM
Are you Chief Minister for Tamil Nadu or Jaffna ?????
Ramani Sunday, 01 December 2013 12:23 PM
Empty barrel makes the worst noise!
shan Sunday, 01 December 2013 12:29 PM
These allegations are nothing other than Survival Tricks.
Suq Madique Sunday, 01 December 2013 08:12 AM
Funny how her sensitivities were not hurt when they trained the LTTE or when the IPKF killed, raped and looted in the North & East..
Grace Sunday, 01 December 2013 09:19 AM
This woman does not have any work other then writing letters.
Dasan Sunday, 01 December 2013 09:24 AM
Kibul kadulu again. Sorry jyalalitha no one to hear you this time.
Fast & Furious Sunday, 01 December 2013 09:29 AM
She is furious because the Indian Navy openly tells that TN fishermen are wrong.
Jayanthi Sunday, 01 December 2013 09:47 AM
Give it a rest Archchi!
ind Sunday, 01 December 2013 09:56 AM
And also, when LTTE was taking them as human shield. That time she didn't utter a single word for the safty of innocent Tamils. Now talking bullshit.
Haka Haka Monday, 02 December 2013 04:45 AM
No point being a hero and writing to this news paper. Go there yourself and do something about it.
Lal Sunday, 01 December 2013 10:31 AM
Sri Lankan military personnel have been undergoing training in TN for many years even during the war. Why wasn't it sensitive at that time? Why now?
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