​TN parties hail Sri Lanka results

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Political parties in Tamil Nadu on Friday hailed the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presidential elections in Sri Lanka.

Tamil Maanila Congress leader B.S. Gnanadesikan said, it was always a known fact that if the Tamils in the island nation stood united against Mr. Rajapaksa, he had little chance of winning.

Having won with the support of the Tamil votes, Maitripala Sirisena, the President-elect, should uphold the rights of the minority population, Mr. Gnanadesikan said.

The Congress too welcomed the verdict. Party spokesperson A. Gopanna said devolution of powers to the Tamil minority should be the top priority of the new government. (The Hindu)

  Comments - 26

  • prasanna Friday, 09 January 2015 01:54 PM

    Stay out of our Business NT

    Roshan Friday, 09 January 2015 01:58 PM

    Absolutely correct Mr Ganasekaran, We would have share your view on social media if you tell this before the election.

    Siri Saturday, 10 January 2015 01:46 AM

    Look who is enjoying the defeat of MR. That will tell you what MR did while in power.

    MADUKRM22 Friday, 09 January 2015 02:06 PM

    Hands off Sri Lanka

    sangaralingham Friday, 09 January 2015 08:09 PM

    we must all congratulates the Winner. MrSirisena . Now it is his responsibility to take charge and make the country united dignified. and hope prosperous. country,s was going backward for many years at leas 23 average man,s life that is not to peoples fault but fault of the politicians unable to guide the country in the right direction. now a new crew will be taking charge. let us

    Cheers Friday, 09 January 2015 02:07 PM

    Well said what you could not get from rajapakse now you can get from the common candidate now your ealaam can be a dream

    thusitha Friday, 09 January 2015 02:08 PM

    Thank you so much for your support during this campaign. It means" lot " to us. Finally your dream came true.

    Anil Friday, 09 January 2015 02:11 PM

    Ape gon Sinhalayata dan hama ekama p... arinakota sapata thiyei

    Sunanda Friday, 09 January 2015 02:12 PM

    before talking about SL Tamil minority rights, stop coming to SL waters to rob their fish harvest.

    demel Friday, 09 January 2015 08:18 PM

    If you provide all the human rights equally for all ethnic groups in Sri lanka no protest will arise from any group.This is the past govt.s failed to do. via DM Android App

    Senna Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:45 AM

    We have to appreciate that Rajapakse is a true democrat whatever said and done he did not within the law and constitution. He had absolute power but he never manipulated the elections to stay in power. He declared and peaceful transition of power to the newly elected President was allowed. That way he set an example and proved that Sri Lanka is a mature democracy though it may not be in the mould of Britain or US. Now it is the duty of the new President to set up a Constitution framing Assembly to frame a Constitution to give devolution to the Tamil area while maintaining the unitary state of the country as Sri Lanka is too small to have full federalism may be have a set up like India where states have their specialty but keeping the country India as a unitary state.

    mailman Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:44 AM

    Some comments here are unbelievable. Anyone can comment even the Tamil Nadu. What is most important is that we Sri Lankans stood united to make a change. We need to remember that united we stand divided we fall. Let Sri Lanka show the world that we can co exist no matter what. via DM Android App

    Radha Friday, 09 January 2015 10:34 PM

    As a Tamil, and as an Indian first, I am very happy to see that a new government is in place with the overwhelming support of Tamil population in Sri Lanka. Hope this means a fair treatment of Tamils as equal citizens of Sri Lanka. We would love to see a prosperous and peaceful Sri Lanka where our Sinhala and Tamil brethren welcome us as guests and tourists.

    Prasad Hapuarachchi Friday, 09 January 2015 10:42 PM

    Give the new president a chance. The past President has set the stage for a great future for Sri Lanka.

    Cheers Saturday, 10 January 2015 04:54 PM

    Thanks for your comments you are spot on

    sahraj Friday, 09 January 2015 08:48 PM

    my3 ta jayaveva

    RAKS Friday, 09 January 2015 06:35 PM

    Onnna okane dan ahaganna ona wela hitiye

    H.D DHARMASENA Saturday, 10 January 2015 02:49 PM

    Yahapalanayak wewa

    sandun Saturday, 10 January 2015 05:21 PM

    dont try to put you bloody hand again to sri lanka. We dont bend our necks .. we love our motherland...we dont have any other country..we have only sri lanka....this is belongs to us

    Arun Friday, 09 January 2015 03:44 PM

    Hope Our new president will ensure unity among communities . North or East! Leaders should ensure that everyone will be looked after as Sri Lankans. , Outsiders! you have no rights to interfere and spoil our unity and this election is a first step against Racism!

    bua Friday, 09 January 2015 03:44 PM

    maxxa :)

    Dan chris Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:28 AM

    We in SL voted for our cause. Can you guys in India mind your own business so we can mind our own. Nosy parkers ..

    charithherath Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:44 PM

    Hands off Sri Lanka! everybody knows what TN tried to in India. even Indian federal government kicked you out

    sureshiro@gmail.com Friday, 09 January 2015 07:56 PM

    hamotama sathutui

    Amblams Pinafore Friday, 09 January 2015 09:32 PM

    This is only the beginning my dear kevum kanna yodhayas.

    adamsapple Friday, 09 January 2015 08:00 PM

    Nice.. now Mr. Maithree can devide the country as per tamils request...

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