Karunanidhi slams Pranab

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DMK president M. Karunanidhi, an ally of the Congress-led UPA at the Centre, on Saturday criticised the reference made by the President in his address to Parliament on improving ties with Sri Lanka.

“When the entire world has taken note of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s dictatorial policies and condemned him as an international war criminal, I am not able to understand why the President in his address should talk about improving the country’s relationship with Sri Lanka. When will India understand the man who sports a smiling face but harbours a heart full of poisonous vengeance?” he said in statement.

Mr Karunanidhi said though the situation in Sri Lanka had reached such a pass that Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was “shedding crocodile tears”, President Pranab Mukherjee was trying to paper over the real problems faced by Tamils in the country.

“There are empty words like rehabilitation of Tamils and securing rights for them on a par with Sinhalese in the speech. It does not, however, reflect the agony of the Tamils,” he said.

He also ridiculed Ms Jayalalithaa decision to cancel the Asian Athletic Championships on the ground that Sri Lanka would also participate in the event. He wondered whether she was not aware that Sri Lanka would also participate in the Asian event when she made the announcement. (The Hindu)
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  • Grace Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:16 AM

    The King of dreams, speaks with higher tone because elections are nearing.

    Krishna Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:18 AM

    Today we all are suffring bacause of India who made LTTE? who trained LTTE? who killed LTTE? Do you know that uocuntry tamils are suffring for last 100years? they live in 10X10 room?

    Ranil Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:16 AM

    It is high time we as sri lankan's take a stand on india as a whole and see what measures the general public could take such as boycotting indian products and services. The cricketers can set up an example by boycotting ipl

    lal Sunday, 24 February 2013 05:46 AM

    Sri Lanka had to put down the most racist, genocidal terrorist group the LTTE which was set up, financed and trained by the Indian government in the late 1970s, The Rajapakse govt has acted decisively and put down those murderers. The Indian president has realised that what India did was wrong, whilst paying compensation to Sri lanka wants to improve relations. Idiots like Karu, Jaya can shout and dance but the centre has no time for them.

    Tom Sunday, 24 February 2013 06:09 AM

    I am only worried. Of halal matter nothing else can u cancel or no

    tomsdad Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Im worried about ur mom tom!

    perera Sunday, 24 February 2013 06:47 AM

    I wish TN would have a proper leader who can govern their state soon. they always try to clean our house while they themselves living in a dirty smelly like a hell

    Askiesia Ababha Monday, 25 February 2013 01:50 AM

    K, do you know how many North Americans visiting Sri Lanka as tourists?

    tjeyar Monday, 25 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Sri lanka's first and ever enemy s India.So v have to come together to counter Indian State Terrorism.Indian S.OF.B via DM Android App

    kali Monday, 25 February 2013 08:35 AM

    Please do the honest thing and bring this Government down and let the voters decide. It is too late and you are spent power and no one believes you.

    kannappan Sunday, 24 February 2013 09:46 AM

    Mr. Perera, You just pay a visit to tamilnadu and decide yourself which smells like a dirty hell.. Is it TN or SL?.

    Also, please compare the developmental activities TN has gone through in the past decade.

    Please come and count how many Car, Train Manaufacturing companys are there in Chennai.

    What is the per capita income of average TN man with SL man.

    Being born in a poor country like SL with GDP less than 1 billion dollor and Currency rate at $1 = LKR 130, You have to shut your bloody mouth.

    Nate Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Those who have hearts full of poisonous vengence are this man and jayalalitha. They dont genuinly care about srilankan tamils. Its just their ticket to power in TN. via DM Android App

    pathma Sunday, 24 February 2013 10:37 AM

    grate fool Indian. do not show your ignorance.

    Asoka Sunday, 24 February 2013 10:52 AM

    Do you know Indian proverb " If you see Tamilian and Cobra, kill Tamilian first" This must have good meaning.

    Asoka Sunday, 24 February 2013 10:50 AM

    In Sri Lanka , forefathers said "never ever trust TAMIL who is infront of the mirror, dead TAMIL and Tamil who is going to born" . Wise people knows who are TAMILS.

    Asoka Sunday, 24 February 2013 10:53 AM

    Do you know ex-tamil Nadu Chief Minister MGR was tea . estate coolie of Sri Lanka

    Nishantha Sunday, 24 February 2013 11:22 AM

    Hey Kannappan, your name really suit as in Sinhala Kanna is half blind. You come and see with your one eye, Sri Lanka is a paradise compare to stinking TN... If you have not visited Singapore, it is much cheaper to visit Sri Lanka and see....

    Sapumal Sunday, 24 February 2013 01:28 PM

    Yes, went there, all I could smell was the urine you monkey!

    Esala Sunday, 24 February 2013 01:41 PM

    Kannappan some many TN came as tourisrs here working as labours in our paddy fields. If you not belive come and see how much they can get per day.

    Raj Sunday, 24 February 2013 02:14 PM

    how about the big shots visiting indian temples

    Mason Sunday, 24 February 2013 02:15 PM

    Rehabilitation of Tamils remain only on paper and talk. Nothing tangible and practical have been done up to now. However, grabbing of lands belonging to Tamils goes on unabetted.

    Kannapan Sunday, 24 February 2013 02:46 PM

    Sri Lanka is just a blow away to TN this time we will give u not daal. It will be old potatoes,give respect to minority's first


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