Karunanidhi Objects to SL Minister's Statement

25 February 2013 03:02 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Objecting to a Sri Lankan Minister's announcement that Lankan fishermen would rally against their Indian counterparts, DMK chief M Karunandihi today described it as a "planned strategy" by Colombo to divert off attention from the "tyrannies" of Rajapaksa government.

Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minister Douglas Devananda's statement warning of a protest "seem to be a planned strategy by Sri Lanka to divert off attention from the tyrannies of the Rajapaksa government which are slowly coming to light...," he said.

"I believe Indian government would have realised by now that Devananda's remarks amount to challenging it by provoking it," Karunanidhi said in a party statement.

Recalling that Devananda is an accused in a 1986 shootout case at Choolaimedu here, he said a man with such background making statements like these was against Indian fishermen and the Tamil people which "cannot be tolerated."

"Taking into account his arrogant talk, the Centre and the state government should take due action immediately," he requested.

Lankan fishermen would stage a rally to protest against their Indian counterparts for allegedly snapping their fishing nets and causing inconvenience to them, Devananda had said while participating in the St Anthony's Church festival yesterday at Katchatheevu, an islet ceded to Sri Lanka by India in 1974. (OutLook India)
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  • Naviman Tuesday, 26 February 2013 09:04 AM

    jayalitha and Karunanidhi, the JK duo of Tamil Nadu, should think of what India is doing in it's own backyard Jammu & Kashmir, the JK of India.

    Ranjit Tuesday, 26 February 2013 05:15 AM

    Asking Karunanedi to talk on the fishing rights of SL fisherman is like asking a donkey to neigh. Rajapaseksa's tyranny and minister is an accused are different issues.

    D. Wijesiriwardenaah Tuesday, 26 February 2013 09:21 AM

    This old bag needs to be filled with air and burst. he once criticized our President and now the Minister. Why can't he mind his bloody business without poking his nose into matters that do not concern him at all. OLD BAG!

    YOUANDME Monday, 25 February 2013 03:09 PM

    HE IS RIGHT> SL MINISTER IS A KILLER. HE HAS NO RIGHTS TO SAY HUMAN RIGHTS.

    Narayana Monday, 25 February 2013 03:17 PM

    Ayyo sir if you want take him as a pet to home ,even we don't like him,
    We have more votes than yours we will win genera with Arab countries and pakistan

    perera Monday, 25 February 2013 03:22 PM

    This old fox and his family has involved some of biggest fraud in India. His family members was in jail and on bail now. It is funny when he make remarks against SL. Obviously he is trying to divert attention from very stupid his fellow countrymen.

    Kumanan Monday, 25 February 2013 03:32 PM

    Mr. Karunandihi we know over Minister Douglas Devananda he is a darling of president, but you also not make the achieve Tamils question.

    ilyasfazly Tuesday, 26 February 2013 06:53 PM

    Mr. poet, what else can you do but object, object and only object.

    Fayaz Monday, 25 February 2013 12:00 AM

    This bugger Karunanidhi.. is always against Sri Lanka and he's only concern is to mainatain it that way so he could increase his tamil diaspora vote bank!! Who cares about that bull.. he's no concern to us!! Only comments from the Indian Central government matter to us. via DM Android App

    Terrance Monday, 25 February 2013 04:39 PM

    Send arrest warrant to arrest the minister

    Jeewan Monday, 25 February 2013 05:52 PM

    Stop stealing the fish in Northern Sri Lanka waters if you love Tamils, you celluloid mongrel.

    Andrew Pitugaland Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:35 AM

    He is simply "His Master's Voice" and a "Puppet on a string".

    Richardson Monday, 25 February 2013 08:36 PM

    Did you take your pill in the morning.?


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