TN has no right to claim Kachchatheevu: Douglas

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Tamil Nadu has no right to demand Kachchatheevu, for it is Sri Lanka’s as per an agreement, Sri Lanka’s Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Development Minister Douglas Devananda has said.

His statement comes in response to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s recent demand that the Centre retrieve a small island ceded to Sri Lanka in 1974. Last week, the Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a resolution in this regard, in the wake of “continued violent attacks, torture and arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy.”

Observing that it was a politically motivated demand, Mr. Devananda said as per the maritime boundary agreements between India and Sri Lanka signed in 1974 and 1976 the island now belonged to Sri Lanka.

“This is a livelihood issue of fishermen of both, Sri Lanka and India. I request the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister to look at the issue from that perspective, instead of looking at it politicallly,” he told The Hindu on Friday. (The Hindu)
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  • kumar Saturday, 11 May 2013 05:05 AM

    NATO----NO ACTION TALKING ONLY,
    MINISTER OF KACHATHIVU AFFAIRS

    Mason Saturday, 11 May 2013 05:40 AM

    Do not talk through your hat Mr Douglas Devananda. Settle matters through dialogue.

    MayIwin Silva Saturday, 11 May 2013 12:36 AM

    What is ours will be ours for ever. No need for anyone to claim or reclaim for it over and over.

    ANTON Saturday, 11 May 2013 02:47 AM

    YEAH, THIS IS JUST A ROLY-POLY WOMAN'S DAY DREAM. THANK YOU DUGGY, EVEN RAVANS PEOPLE DID NOT MAKE ANY COMMENT ON THIS ISSUE.

    Grace Friday, 10 May 2013 05:32 PM

    Well said.

    Foxen Friday, 10 May 2013 07:33 PM

    Sir Why don't you send your gang to sort out India?????

    sena Friday, 10 May 2013 07:59 PM

    Is it true that you are wanted by TN police?

    tomsamusa Friday, 10 May 2013 08:06 PM

    Well said uncle Tom; Hope you get a few brownie points for this absurd utterence


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