TNA seeks Chinese help

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China as one of Sri Lanka’s biggest funders can help resolve issues pertaining to the militarization of the country’s north and east, a TNA delegation in a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka had said.

At the meeting hosted by Chinese Ambassador Wu Jianghao, the TNA delegation, led by R. Sampanthan, had complained about the large amount of Chinese funding to the Sri Lankan Military.

“We met the ambassador and explained to him the current situation in the north and east. We complained about the fact that China is the largest funder of the Sri Lanka Army and the Northern Province is today virtually under army control,” TNA spokesman MP Suresh Premachandran said.

The TNA delegation comprising parliamentarians Premachandran, M.A Sumanthiran, Mavai Senathiraja and Selvam Adaikkilanadan had also thanked the ambassador for development assistance given to Sri Lanka.

“We thanked the Chinese government for its efforts at development assistance. However we reiterated the fact that since China is one of the biggest donors to Sri Lanka they are in the best position to take up issues with the Sri Lankan government and resolve these issues,” Premachandran said.

The Chinese ambassador however had been non-committal in his approach and stated that the issues between the government and the TNA should be resolved through dialogue.

During the talks there was reportedly no reference made to the TNA’s ongoing dialogue with India. (Hafeel Farisz)
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  • zion Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:36 AM

    He is a crazy old man

    Lobo Friday, 19 October 2012 04:03 AM

    If more countries acted like China the TNA would have no option but to have a more meaningful and honest dialogue with the Govt instead of washing their dirty linen all over the world. TNA should be smarter and realize others are making use of the issue to further their own interest by keeping the issues burning on.

    RamUK Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:36 AM

    good point some tine SL think it is not a third world

    kondeybendapucheena Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:48 AM

    No Matter what Do not withdraw Army from North,SL army can stay any where in the Island

    speedTrain Friday, 19 October 2012 09:23 AM

    China helps lots of poor countrys including sri lanaka, for return china will get sea basess and minerals, and china will always helps state governtments not the minority peoples plitical issues, poor TNA sholud learn this.

    RuwanL Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:34 AM

    I am not sure what these TNA jokers are doing wasting their time talking to foreign embassy officials! They should be talking to the president with regard the construction of Army camps in the North. The Chinese are only doing a business deal with Sri Lankan government. We also wish to know whether the land belong to any particular person? Or is it government land?
    I fully agree with the Chinese ambassador who had been non-committal in his approach and stated that the issues between the government and the TNA should be resolved through dialogue.

    kumar Friday, 19 October 2012 09:28 AM

    Likewise if more countries acted like USA & the EU the Sri Lanka Govt. also would have no option other that finding a real solution for the ethnic problem.

    DOT Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:30 AM

    This old man seem to be having high Ego , he is trying to become like Amirthalingam or Neelan Thiruchelvam . His high ego does not allow him follow the protocol of communication .

    pj Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:40 AM

    Helpless TNA.

    ravi Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:42 AM

    good move next talk to pattan ambassador..

    The Man Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:09 PM

    what happened ur strategy with India and Karunanidhi?

    take a break

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:16 PM

    Most probably, ing they must have thought going to and for India had not helped them at all in the past and thought may be the Chinese would be better, Anyway, their strategy seems to be set China against India and then watch the fireworks sitting in Sri Lanka.

    shanthi Friday, 19 October 2012 05:21 AM

    We all get old , how ever srilankan tamils and indian origin estate workers , tamil speaking muslims also part of srilankans, based on that they need some relief and considered as srilankans

    Thomas Friday, 19 October 2012 10:57 AM

    China is having a similar problem in their hands " TIBET " therefore don't expect anything from China. Good luck anyway, Nothing like trying.

    Kahli Thursday, 18 October 2012 08:31 AM

    Why not with the God!

    true sri lankan Thursday, 18 October 2012 08:54 AM

    Come up with a good plan.... Talking to China or India will not help Sri Lanka. Please Please dont let people down who has voted for your party.

    SL Expat Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:29 AM

    All for their favor

    kingasanga Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:29 AM

    did you get permission from India before this meeting?
    thanks to Chinese military China rises above the every other nations. so, do you really think China will consider your request?

    Cancer Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:39 AM

    Aiyo.. what happened wit India?????

    AllSrilankans, Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:54 AM

    Srilankan government should do better for all Srilankans but notn only for their vote bank. Good move by TNA to inform all involved parties.
    With powere there should be responsibility. Hope the Srilankan government could be a good example of other third world countries with similar issues.

    wirendra Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:51 AM

    TNA and its cronies should retire in a home for the aged. They are useless for the Tamil people because they preach communalism. TNA needs people who will gel better with all communities and show their true commitment to Sri Lanka.

    Maximilian Friday, 19 October 2012 02:40 AM

    So please come and join the Army...they can put you to good use

    RamUK Thursday, 18 October 2012 03:15 PM

    But Army should represent all the ppl....

    Saskia Thursday, 18 October 2012 03:23 PM

    Very well said. It is 100% true.
    Not only the army but also all the officers from south represents only a particular group. This has been proved by several incidents in the past.

    Marikkar Friday, 19 October 2012 03:04 AM

    An attempt to further strengthen the presence of China in Sri Lankan soil.

    RAZA Friday, 19 October 2012 03:40 AM

    TOO LATE. THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE 20 YEARS AGO INSTEAD OF BEING MISLEAD BY OPPORTUNIST INDIANS,LIKE PRANAB, NARAYANAN..


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