The Sri Lankan Government has expressed its concern to New Zealand government on the latter’s recommendation of Arumugam Thevarajan for the Queen’s Medal Acting Minister of External Affairs Dilan Perera said in Parliament today.
Queen Elizabeth II, who is the reigning queen and head of state of the 16 independent sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms, honoured three Tamils – two Sri Lankan Tamils, who reportedly had direct links with the banned LTTE organization and an Indian Tamil this year at New Year’s awards in New Zealand and in UK.
The Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) to 77-year-old, Arumugam Thevarajan from New Zealand, an old student of Hartley College, Point Pedro, was in specific recognition for his services to the Tamil community in New Zealand.
Arumugam moved to New Zealand in 1997 after one of his two received a scholarship. He then founded the New Zealand Tamil Studies and Humanitarian Trust, which was in the forefront in helping the Tamil migrants in many ways. He is also one of the two members representing New Zealand in the so-called 'Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam'. (KB/YP)
Comments - 11
Sri Lanken Thursday, 07 April 2011 10:30 AM
Pls. don't grab this issue with the tail. This only expressing SL's view on this matter. You can also do that :)
gunda Wednesday, 06 April 2011 01:22 PM
How about New Zealand's sovereignity? Sri Lanka interfering in New Zealand internal affairs.
saman Wednesday, 06 April 2011 01:26 PM
So he is a new zelander ! ya
Yehiya-Doha Wednesday, 06 April 2011 01:59 PM
Do somethings to Tamils & build good relation with civilized world nations. Tamils are still suffering, No civil administration in the past war zone. Mr. Karu done good job when he was the minister.
Chamalka Wednesday, 06 April 2011 02:11 PM
Sri Lanka should at least now stop acting as a super power .
laksiri Thursday, 07 April 2011 06:58 AM
who are "Ealam Tamils?"
Milliband Thursday, 07 April 2011 06:58 AM
Best way is to avoid buying milk powder, Can you do that ??
TDDC Thursday, 07 April 2011 07:07 AM
Perhaps, they will ask small portion of land GONZ to establish an small Eelam. Be more kind enough to grant them this small facility, in a piece of barren land.
anil Thursday, 07 April 2011 07:07 AM
what about karuna and KP???
Sumitha Wednesday, 06 April 2011 03:28 PM
Let New Zealand do what they want ,Good Luck to them after all those two tamils are by birth Sri Lankan.Secondly,those medals would not bring any prosperty to Sri Lanka. Dont waste your time.
zorro Thursday, 07 April 2011 07:56 AM
can this diplomat make true statement on the status of srilankan living in north and east, and how the promised home grown solution looks like? Please no lies!
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