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Visiting Sinhalese do not face difficulty-Jaya

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Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today defended her action of sending back home Lankan football players, indicating it was a symbolic gesture to express opposition to the delay in Tamils getting justice but said her government is "determined" to ensure that Sinhalese visiting the state as tourists and pilgrims don't face any difficulty.

"I banned Sri Lankan football players from being trained in Tamil Nadu to express the state's opposition and sentiments as Lankan Tamils have not received justice so far," she said claiming this had drawn her praise from Tamils the world over.

"However, my government is determined and working to ensure Sinhalese visiting the state as tourists and pilgrims do not face any difficulty," she said at a function in Tamil Nadu.

On Sept 3, over 150 Sri lankan pilgrims on a visit to a holy shrine faced protests from local pro-Tamil outfits who allegedly attacked their convoy, forcing their early return, a day after Jayalalithaa had ordered sending back home a Lankan football team.

Her action came against the backdrop of her consistent opposition to India training Lankan military personnel, saying that nation's forces had committed war crimes against Tamils.

Jayalalithaa's arch rival DMK chief M Karunanidhi had flayed her action, saying his party was not averse to India's cultural and sporting ties with Sri Lanka, but to training of Lankan defence personnel by India.

Taking a dig at Karunanidhi, she said while he had not questioned Centre on matters that were against Tamils, he was, however, slamming her action aimed at Tamils' welfare.

"When Tamils were being killed in Lanka (during Army-LTTE war),Centre acted in favour of that government and its army.It has not strongly opposed Indian fishermen being attacked by Lankan Navy and he who is unable to question the Centre for these is flaying my efforts aimed at Lankan Tamils," she said without naming Karunanidhi.

She recalled her efforts, such as the state assembly passing a resolution demanding that India lead other countries to impose economic sanctions on Colombo for ensuring equal status to Tamils besides asking Centre not to train Lankan military personnel in India.
Jayalalithaa was speaking at a function here to mark the launch of various government initiatives.(PTI)

 
 

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-55+91 # ampare son 2012-09-14 03:47
we dont want to come overthere and dont send to your people here too.
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-49+100 # Burampi Aatha 2012-09-14 04:53
Who cares what she says? I don't think Sinhala people have a reason to go a hellhole like Tamil Nadu anyway.
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-11+33 # Rosh 2012-09-14 15:44
may be to see the world's largest public toilet.
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-8+1 # SL 2012-09-15 03:15
before commenting on TN you should know atleast what TN is.
I am a Sri Lankan too. we Sri Lankan are far far away from what TNs achieved in technical aspect. world's biggest engineering
designers are having their design offices in TN.
forget about TNs populous cities.we have things to learn from TN.

this is cheap politics in TN politicians so do not mixed them with other stuff.There are lots to learn for us from TN.
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-3+2 # senavi 2012-09-15 09:57
do make such immature comments
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-3+1 # raviraj 2012-09-15 22:47
just check with your immigration records and see why so many Sinhalese visit TN, and by the way ask your govt. not to send your milotary for training to India.
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-1+1 # Local 2012-09-16 12:42
Nice to see you reading a Sri Lankan news paper raviraj. After all your an indian it seems
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-28+63 # Pondering 2012-09-14 05:56
All I hear is, "Mooooooooo". Perhaps she loves to hear the sound of her own voice.
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-18+47 # mackie noohuthambi 2012-09-14 07:26
miss jayalalithaa has two faces, as a coin has two sides. She will speak and do one thing, next time she will change her mind and do a correct thing. This sri lanka problem is one of that type. But she will oppose tooth and nail whatever karunanidhi says. So set a thief to catch a thief.
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-0+4 # peeda mossa 2012-09-14 17:38
Two faces and half a brain.
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-23+44 # Nan 2012-09-14 07:43
hmmm..ai danne na gas bahala
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-26+44 # Pakoris 2012-09-14 07:44
Too late when wake up to reality.
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-25+58 # Lobo 2012-09-14 08:01
Tough talking jayalalitha back-peddling now? Seems like her plan backfired on her.
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-25+55 # Nodrog 2012-09-14 08:04
How come you did not say this earlier? Is the change in stance because trade and other businesses are being affected? You never thought this would happen did you?
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-23+47 # village-buffalo 2012-09-14 08:07
Good, now the local election was over here. Thank for your commitment to ensure MR's victory here. Next your turn in next year...
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-1+4 # sam 2012-09-14 08:53
SL pilgrims are a main source of income for TN people. There fore now she would have afraid.
We dont need to come to your hell.
Do not allow you people to come to SL as well.
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-1+1 # raviraj 2012-09-15 23:02
sam are you dreaming. Income from Sl pilgrims is insignificant for TN.
Just do your numbers. What is Sl poplutaion and how many can actually afford to go to India for pilgrimage and what is Tn population and how many othet foreign national visit TN for pilgrimage and holidays.
Income generated from SL visits are negigible and really not required for TN.
A tiny nation talking as if they are an economic power. Don't forget that SL survives on foreign aid and loans.
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-12+36 # Shan 2012-09-14 10:54
Don't believe her.She cannot be relied upon. Keep the Travel Advisory as it is
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-4+25 # Fusion 2012-09-14 11:18
And I thought only SL politicians do double talk.
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-4+31 # Gayan 2012-09-14 11:24
Effects of the travel advisory.
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-5+34 # SHM 2012-09-14 11:36
Travel advisory may have opened her eyes now!
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-10+14 # sandu 2012-09-14 14:18
Sri Lankans not going to India will greatly impact Indian economy :P
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-8+7 # boyang 2012-09-14 15:58
If Sri Lankans didn't go to TN, Indian economy will collapse
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-8+31 # nicky karunarathna 2012-09-14 12:07
What she is talking about now.mad woman. There are no Sinhalese, no Tamils or niether Muslims in this country. All are Sri Lankans and human beings.We don't talk about races or racism in this country. It is happenning in uncivilzed places like Tamil Nadu. We even don't care about caste. Did you understand what is Sri Lanka is? Grow up old woman as you are few feet from your six feets under!
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-0+9 # MagodisThuma 2012-09-14 19:23
Very well said !
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-9+3 # LMAO 2012-09-14 19:56
Really? LMAO. Hope you are not living in Sri Lanka.
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-3+17 # g 2012-09-14 12:08
how can they be top politicians and be stupid enough not to realise that trade will suffer and the Tamil N economy will affected by this - gosh how stupid!!
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-6+11 # Ananda D 2012-09-14 12:34
JL is a great actress in politics as well
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-5+24 # Mendis Aiya 2012-09-14 13:02
First - Travel Advisory
Next - Stop business with TN

Now she has realized who is going to be the looser.
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-8+6 # Chris Perera 2012-09-14 13:03
she is also like our political leaders
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-4+19 # Appuhami 2012-09-14 13:07
As SF mentioned earlier..you all are political jokers lady. Do you remember that you were critising LTTE some times ago.When you became CM, tone is changed to survive...
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-6+13 # Just Another Citizen 2012-09-14 13:11
Maybe Malaka & Mervin can go visit?
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-3+17 # Ajantha 2012-09-14 14:14
I wonder whyIi people are desporate to go to TN. Boycot TN.
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-2+9 # samsriya 2012-09-14 14:19
Giving powers to provinces facing so many problems with international relationship
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-1+19 # Calistus Jayatilleke 2012-09-14 15:08
She has proved once again that she is an old actress - although retired now. This about turn may be due to adverse loss of income by Tamil Nadu businessmen who miss the Sri Lankans to patronise their shops. We, Sinhalese, are a proud people and we dont need Tamil Nadu jokers for our existence. So, go and fly a kit fat lady!
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-0+8 # Kombu J 2012-09-14 15:17
U are safe if u r covered under J policy.
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-0+2 # Adam 2012-09-14 17:31
Looks like someone's missing us
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-0+3 # peeda mossa 2012-09-14 17:43
You had better shut your gab, Jaya, or else we'll send Mervyn and Malaka over there to break a bone or two !
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-3+7 # m.m.m.izzeth 2012-09-14 18:39
we SRI LANKANS must stop going to India
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-0+3 # IBNUABOO 2012-09-14 21:25
jayalalitha now in guilty feeling of the uncivilised attack on our pilgims. that caused a bad name to her state government worldwide . she now speakes about it in trying to make good.
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-0+6 # Upul 2012-09-14 21:37
We won't come. We are not sure at which time you or your blind followers will decide to make another "symbolic action of opposition"
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-1+6 # RJ 2012-09-14 23:44
TAMIL NADU MASS SHOULD RECALL WHAT THE LTTE DID FOR SINHALESE AND TAMIL PEOPLE , LIVING IN THERE OWN SOIL

AT THAT TIME WHERE WAS SAMBANDAN , WHERE WAS SO CALLED VAIKO , PRO LTTE Diaspora , LTTE SUPPORTERS

AT THAT TIME YOUR SILENCE PROVED THAT YOU APPROVED WHAT LTTE DID

DOES THESE SINGHALESE CHASE AWAY TAMILS LIVING IN THERE TERRITORY , WHEN THEY HAVE POWER

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ALSO SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH

ANY WAY FROM OUR ANCESTRAL , MUSLIMS HAS EVER CHALLENGE POLITICAL CLAIM AS A COMMUNITY

IT WILL EVER HAPPEN , SINCE MAJORITY OF MUSLIM WANTS TO LIVE AND DIE IN HARMONY WITH BROTHERLY NATIONS
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-0+3 # perera 2012-09-15 03:09
IS SHE BLIND AS WELL AS UGLY
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-0+0 # richardson 2012-09-15 04:27
Anay Sudhu ennako lankawata, Seeni bolay.
Oya Thrabaru naha.
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-0+4 # Hussain 2012-09-15 05:47
Dont go to South India. End of story. Do we need anything from TamilNadu? I dont think so, we have other countries we could go to .
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-0+5 # Subbiah 2012-09-15 09:53
Miss.Jayalalitha , Would you please tell us what action your government has taken against those who attacked the Sri Lankan pilgrims.
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-2+0 # raviraj 2012-09-15 23:06
the same action your govt. has taken against the attackers of Tamils in SL.
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-0+0 # upali jayawardana 2012-09-15 23:45
I don’t understand what Tamilnadu younger generations are doing, world is moving faster than ever within the science & technology but still this young people after this illusion polish Jayalalithaa,al so there is no different even in the srilankan present leaders also,
Younger generations should understand not this idiot politic but how to become a productive person.
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