National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages Minister Mano Ganesan said today that people in the North could celebrate Maaveerar Naal (Heroes Day) without mentioning the name of the LTTE, as it was a proscribed organisation.
Minister Ganesan said it was a human right for people to be able to celebrate their late loved ones, but added that it was wrong to do it with a political motive.
He said the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) also celebrate Il Maha Viru Samaruwa in the South to commemorate their heroes.
“They can do so as they are not a proscribed organisation anymore. But People in the North cannot use the name of the LTTE to commemorate their loved ones as it is a proscribed organisation,” he said. (Ajith Sriwardana and Indika Sri Aravinda)
Video by Indika Sri Aravinda
Comments - 24
cheers Wednesday, 23 November 2016 08:31 AM
You must be dreaming and for sure our president and the prime minister does not have a backbone and leadership qualities as they came in to power through western USA funding and now they cannot block. However our security forces will take care of it if they celebrate as Mahvir cannot be celebrated and the persons died are the terrroist and most ruthless Tamil terrorist in the world
wije Wednesday, 23 November 2016 03:22 PM
so good, inhuman terrorist are your heroes. it Is good chances your party getting from present government. Ranil government feeding to your group. will see the Mithri action about your commemorate of Terror.
Karigalan Wednesday, 23 November 2016 09:19 AM
Whats wrong in remembering their love oncei can not see any issues in this The concern ONLY should be not terrorist activities.
Bubble Banda Wednesday, 23 November 2016 09:24 AM
No Heroes day. No LTTE should be remembered.
Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 23 November 2016 09:27 AM
Mano, stop talking nonsense.
J Palitha Wednesday, 23 November 2016 09:28 AM
Hay man you are trying to organize another blood war. Get lost.
Manuel Benjamin Wednesday, 23 November 2016 09:32 AM
War heroes in the north are terrorists. Never remember them.
Eds Wednesday, 23 November 2016 04:29 PM
The YP maybe dependent on you for it's existence but we aren't!
sobers Wednesday, 23 November 2016 10:09 AM
It is no celebrations. It is performing religious poojas on the departed ,Dead or missing persons. Simmilar to observing respect and alms giving etc...
malik Wednesday, 23 November 2016 11:29 AM
So When people in the South Celebrate Victory day, It's Branded Racist and causes tensions? Double standards.
Horungeth horu Tuesday, 22 November 2016 10:58 PM
Then why are the war heroes not allowed to commemorate their war victory ?
Silva Tuesday, 22 November 2016 11:10 PM
There is nothing wrong in commemorating the dead. But we must be mindful that the lamp we light to do so is to give light to the darkness in search of truth and reconciliation, but not to light up another fire of hatred which will destroy all of us.
Gayan Tuesday, 22 November 2016 11:22 PM
Yes let us celebrate terrorists without their team name. Great for reconciliation.
Champa Wednesday, 23 November 2016 01:46 AM
Well said Minister.
chandra Wednesday, 23 November 2016 04:43 AM
If the Hon. Minister advise this way reconsideration will not be a reality.
Don Wednesday, 23 November 2016 05:13 AM
I am Singhalese and I approve this message. We in the south dont have a heros day. Its not heroic to belittle minorities. via DM Android App
kati Wednesday, 23 November 2016 06:15 AM
Ok ur giving a green light to terrorists to begin again...grow up think twice before making fool ideas via DM Android App
Rukshani Wednesday, 23 November 2016 06:59 AM
Celebrating for killing over 100000 peace loving citizens and making 22 millions suffer for 30 years.
Haramanis Wednesday, 23 November 2016 02:13 PM
We should have one giant alms-giving to mourn what is happening to our Country now
Puja Wednesday, 23 November 2016 02:18 PM
Why need Prabhakarans birthday to remember your loves ones?
TamilCrook Wednesday, 23 November 2016 07:25 AM
you are indeed a terrorist supporter,you were participating the LTTE terrorists events many times.do not cry when people react.People has a right to go against terrorist supporters
Missaka Wednesday, 23 November 2016 07:40 AM
Slowly, but surely back to the squire one again!
Ganesha Wednesday, 23 November 2016 02:57 PM
What is wrong in what he said ? The basic right of a citizen to remember the day of their kith and kin"s death which can not be denied. However dragging the name of LTTE is unnecessary because they were not innocent warriors
Eds Wednesday, 23 November 2016 08:24 AM
Yes, in the same manner, let's achieve federal sans labels!And likewise, let's celebrate a bunch of mass murderers who murdered 100000 innocent civilians and made us suffer for 35 years!
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