Sri Lanka must make efforts to provide its Tamil minority "a life of peace, dignity and equality", President Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday.
The president told parliament that India was making progress in its engagement with Sri Lanka.
This involved "our efforts to resettle and rehabilitate the internally displaced persons there", he said, referring to thousands who were pushed out of their homes due to the war on the Tamil Tigers.
The president made no reference in his speech to allegations of human rights abuses that Sri Lanka is battling, including the alleged cold-blooded killing of the 12-year-old son of the slain Tamil Tigers chief. (IANS)
If You care so much for Tamils who migrated from India to Sri Lanka because India was not good enough, please take them back to India & treat them well so they don't leave you.
aj Sydney Thursday, 21 February 2013 10:37 AM
why Muslims, then Buddhist, Hindus,chrisitans.
aja Thursday, 21 February 2013 10:54 AM
Stop you drama. tamils need justice then will see others. stop killer mugarji
ravi Thursday, 21 February 2013 10:59 AM
Minority muslim can become a president in India.
ravi Thursday, 21 February 2013 11:03 AM
Please first take action against war crime and vote against Sri Lanka it’s an great help.
lal Thursday, 21 February 2013 11:04 AM
Jayantha Silva, you are a silly man. Untouchables are not equal because they are not high caste Hindus. You must know that if they are not equal to high caste Hindhus then there is no obligation to give them equal rights. Same applies to Muslims, Christians, Budhists and other inferior castes. This is how India has been for centuries and will keep it that way. This Mukerjee fellow forgot to say equal rights to only high caste Tamils.
Anver Thursday, 21 February 2013 11:23 AM
Our country does not have strong opposition parties to fight for the minorities, therefore let at least India take up minority issues without fear.
Podiman Thursday, 21 February 2013 11:28 AM
when we talk about Buddhism receive from India and well established in Sri Lanka, eradication of social inequality highly accepted by this doctrine if you apply Buddhist ethics no wonder for that and being a majority of the people represent Buddhism there is no argument for inequality , be a true Buddhist then problem will be solved
Sonali De Silva Friday, 22 February 2013 06:25 AM
Mr Mukherjee. Come to Sea Street Pettah and tell us if there is equality or not. This is just one example. I can give you more if necessary.
Em Thursday, 21 February 2013 04:29 PM
Also can become cricket captain too
tjeyar Thursday, 21 February 2013 12:00 AM
Yeah come and make separatism again and conflict among community.That s y v face 30 years long war.So keep quite and feed ur 90%poor people. via DM Android App
tjeyar Thursday, 21 February 2013 12:00 AM
During the war Muslims enjoy the peace well unlike Tamils and feed Sinhalese.So via DM Android App
Ajith Friday, 22 February 2013 06:59 AM
OMG Ram, do u think we give the dignity for our women.....
Hmmmm.. Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:17 AM
HK Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:16 AM
Pothu pala.. Talk we need you..
edward Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:27 AM
Yes its true Sri Lanka Gov need more work to do for minority people ,
Amila Perera Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:31 AM
Even the majority do not have peace, dignity and equality unless otherwise you are connected to the very top.
Ram Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:31 AM
Please give your Indian Women peace of life, dignity and equality first. Then talk about the rest
Dalu banda Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:32 AM
Dear Mukheegy, inhuman things were also happened when the IPKF was their. It was well known that the bomber "Dhanu" had been raped by the "peace keepers", so she was specially selected for that "mission of revenge" by "Prabha"and he wanted to teach a lesson to "Rajive" from a victimized woman. You Indians have forgotten the recent history very soon. But this war history is very interesting and good to remind us from time to time or annually like this. Don`t you think so.?
Anil Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:43 AM
We are treating tamil minority much better than indians treat their low cast citizens.
jayantha silva Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:48 AM
What about equal rights for the Dalits and other "untochables " in India ?
kevin Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:51 AM
yes for tamils. not for muslims.
Ann Friday, 22 February 2013 04:44 AM
ghamer Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:58 AM
we agree that, but What About Indian Minorities? are they living in peace?
lin USA Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00 AM
funny Sri Lankans. if Indian workers go you will end up in starvation your tea will die. if peopl go around sri lanka can see military not soliditary. open up and be just. via DM Android App
ravivararo Friday, 22 February 2013 10:51 AM
Minority Tamil muslim can become president of India.
Kondebandapucheena Thursday, 21 February 2013 10:18 AM
In Sri Lanka we don't look which is caste and surnames of the people when they needed but in India those things still exist
Libra Thursday, 21 February 2013 10:22 AM
If you come and spend one month is Sri Lanka and move around the country, you will see to yourself who is deprived of what.... certainly not Tamils.
pena Thursday, 21 February 2013 10:18 AM
All Sri Lankans must know that Government of Sri Lanka is giving this opportunity commanded us by other nations ...
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