Karunanidhi decries war memorial in SL

24 October 2012 03:24 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Slamming the building of a victory memorial in northern Sri Lanka as an "uncivilised act" by the island government to "deliberately hurt" sentiments of Tamils, DMK chief M Karunanidhi today said such memorials would not help the peace efforts claimed to have been taken up by Colombo.

"The memorial and war museum are uncivilised act of the Sri Lankan Government. These are not helpful to the peace efforts said to have been undertaken by the island government," he said in a statement here.

Referring to reports about the memorial and a war museum near the place where the final phase of war against LTTE was fought in 2009, he said, it was painful to know that hundreds of Sinhalese everyday visited the memorial, which had been "erected by the Rajapakasa Government with the deliberate intent to suppress Tamils."

"The government has erected the memorial at the place, where LTTE fought for 30 years and where innocent Tamils were killed," he said wondering whether such actions were aimed at uniting and ensuring the rehabilitation of the ethnic people.

Only to apprise bodies like the UN and international agencies the truth (about the situation in Sri Lanka), the recently held Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisations headed by him passed 14 resolutions, Karunanidhi said, adding, they would be submitted to the UN by senior party leaders M K Stalin and T R Baalu this month end.

He also questioned the Centre's "silence" on a Sri Lankan Minister's assertion that India would continue imparting training to the defence personnel from the island.

"Indian Government's certain actions give rise to suspicion whether it was only keen on ensuring that it was one among the neutral countries in the world," he added.

He noted his party's continued opposition for imparting military training to Sri Lankan personnel in India.  (PTI)
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  • Sammy Wednesday, 24 October 2012 06:49 AM

    Karu is talking nonsense alright. How can defeat of a terrorist organisation amount to suppressing of a community. However, with regard to public toilets and temples, Nodrog's statement holds true for Sri Lanka as well.

    kumar Wednesday, 24 October 2012 06:52 AM

    He is not talking about Suicide cadres.It is about the normal civilian slaughtered by the Sri Lanka Army.

    ranil Wednesday, 24 October 2012 07:09 AM

    Oh c'mon. we will erect whatever we want in our country as long as our people are ok with it. KN can bloody well mind his own business

    Aney Machang Wednesday, 24 October 2012 08:28 AM

    We want to erect a stature in memory of Mr.Karunanithi, very very soon, we cant wait anymore, when will you...............

    Fayad Wednesday, 24 October 2012 09:11 AM

    Are you the chief minister of tamil nadu or Sri lanka
    Please mind your own business.

    Raj Rajarathnam Wednesday, 24 October 2012 03:44 AM

    It will hurt LTTE terrorists, sympathizers and supporters of LTTE terrorism and not innocent tamils in Sri lanka.

    Innocent tamilians are much happy for defeating this ruthless outfit.

    michael Wednesday, 24 October 2012 03:37 AM

    "innocent" people dont come wearing suicide kits.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 24 October 2012 03:42 AM

    As usual this clown is speaking nonsense. How can a war memorial suppress the tamils?? He hails from a country that has more temples than toilets so its no wonder theres so much crap flying around.

    Dee Wednesday, 24 October 2012 04:20 AM

    Lets build one in TN as well, to hurt people who nurture terrorism.

    Lobo Wednesday, 24 October 2012 04:48 AM

    well said raj rajarathnam

    Bakka Wednesday, 24 October 2012 05:00 AM

    This political joker is always joking...............
    Ha,ha,ha..........

    Arun Wednesday, 24 October 2012 05:13 AM

    Dear Karunanidi, Shall we build Taj mahal for each of your wives..? Can you count and tell.


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