A group of Tamil political parties met in Colombo late last evening and discussed matters concerning the Tamil community. Leaders and representatives of the EPDP, TULF and PLOTE are among those who took part in the discussion.
Speaking to our sister website Tamil Mirror, EPDP leader Douglas Devananda, who hosted the discussion, said that he will seek talks with the Tamil National Alliance as well.
Comments - 19
THARMA U K Friday, 25 June 2010 07:33 AM
Waste of time and energy.The parties that took part in the meeting are govt puppets. First these people must win the hearts of the wounded tamil community, then only they have the right or place to represent the tamil community.Do that first without fooling the tamil community and the world.
Sena2 Friday, 25 June 2010 07:44 AM
It would be significant if the Tamil politicians as a group, irrespective of their party affliations, could reach consensus with regard to issues affecting the Tamil people and the possible realistic national approaches to resolve them.. The efforts at national level to implement necessary measures for correction of existing deficiencies and promote post war national reconciliation will be greatly facilitated in such circumstances.
Karu Friday, 25 June 2010 07:46 AM
Sri lanka is a tamil homeland just as it is a sinhalese homeland. Having one tamil homeland does not preclude another. Take the nepalis, they are in sikkim and in Nepal. Take Bengali speakers, they are in Bangladesh and India, same for punjabis, etc, etc.
Dr.Raghavan Friday, 25 June 2010 07:58 AM
U are mistaken Mr.Wisdom. Devananda can not visit Tamil Nadu or any where in India in the future as he has been declared as a proclaimed offender in a murder case.That is still alive at the Madras High Court.
Wisdom Friday, 25 June 2010 08:08 AM
THEN TRY TO LIVE PEACEFULLY LIKE THE REST OF THE TAMILS LIVING IN THE SOUTH AMONG SINHALESE.
ALL PARTS OF SRI LANKA BELONGS TO SRI LANKANS NOT TO A SPECIFIC ETHNIC GROUP.
GET THIS CLEAR IN YOUR HEAD.
I Hussein Friday, 25 June 2010 08:16 AM
I dont think there are genuine Tamil leaders. Many were killed by LTTE and the rest during chandrika era.
Kavitha Friday, 25 June 2010 08:20 AM
don't try to preach to us how to live..ok ? tell this to the rulers.. ask them to let the tamil people live anywhere in SL including Mullivaikkaal & Puthu mathalan..
gunda Friday, 25 June 2010 08:40 AM
How about equal rights for Tamils, Mr Wisdom?
Man B Friday, 25 June 2010 08:48 AM
Do these leaders really think about the Tamil People. big liar's
Rattapakse Friday, 25 June 2010 08:55 AM
Don't preach to others. First of all Tamils live in the South on their own without any assistance from the state. In contrast the government is settling all other and to the concern of India, chinese jailbirde.
All parts of Sri Lanka belong to Sri Lankans but the government should not interfere in to individuals decision where to live and work.
gunda Friday, 25 June 2010 05:47 AM
These are government stooges who are born Tamil. They do not represent the Tamils.
malkanthi Friday, 25 June 2010 06:04 AM
Douglas Devananda should first of all win the hearts and minds of tamil community in order to represent them. He seems rather to cling to power than work for them.
Wisdom Friday, 25 June 2010 06:56 AM
IF THESE PEOPLE ARE STILL TALKING OF A TAMIL HOMELAND, THEN PLEASE GO TO TAMIL NADU AND LIVE THERE.
YOU CANNOT HAVE TWO TAMIL HOMELANDS.
Civilian Friday, 25 June 2010 07:13 AM
Wisdom - you are jumping the gun. Can you not wait patiently and listen to what the Tamils wish to say. Please be tolerant and not prejudiced. Encourage those who have grievances to discuss and not to take up arms
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