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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the spirit of Indian-origin Tamils in Sri Lanka and announced the construction of additional 10,000 houses in upcountry areas.

Prime Minister Modi assured Tamils that the government and people of India are with them in their journey towards peace and greater prosperity.

He also announced a series of sops for the Sri Lankans like setting up of vocational training centres, ten engineering training centres and labs to impart suitable skills, computer and science labs in plantation schools.

Prime Minister Modi was hailed by a mammoth crowd when he referred to their leaders like Saumiyamurthy Thondaman and appreciated their bid to keep the social fabric of the beautiful nation intact.

"Diversity calls for celebration and not confrontation. Sinhala and Tamil people and languages existed harmoniously, we need to strengthen not separate these threads of unity harmony, Tamils of central Sri Lanka are the best placed for this. We remember and salute the struggle of Tamil people of central Sri Lanka, their forefathers and leaders like Saumiyamurthy Thondaman," Prime Minister Modi said.

Recalling visit of Mahatma Gandhi to the country's central area 90 years ago to spread the message of socio-economic development, Prime Minister Modi said that in commemoration of Gandhiji's historic visit, Mahatma Gandhi International Centre was set up with Indian assistance in Matale in 2015. (PTI)

 

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  • Thanos Saturday, 13 May 2017 08:35 AM

    Thank you very much sir.

    shanthapriya Saturday, 13 May 2017 08:55 AM

    Try to get whatever maximum if given free.Not only from india, From China US as well. For the benefit of our people. For other provinces as wel

    ganesh Saturday, 13 May 2017 08:58 AM

    your own govt. has done nothing for these estate Tamils who bring a major portion of your foreign exchange and complain when India is willing to assist

    Citizen Ash Sunday, 14 May 2017 04:15 PM

    Finally the Peaceful Tamils who have contributed to Ceylon tea ind get some benefit. MS RW need to keep it going. via DM Android App

    lokka Saturday, 13 May 2017 09:53 AM

    don't you think those hard working peoples at least something from india when arab countries built houses and mosques why you didn't open your mouth

    Timothy Friday, 12 May 2017 05:56 PM

    With houses, hospitals, schools, scholarships, teachers from India, why don't we handover the region itself to that country

    janamaddisaibaba Sunday, 14 May 2017 05:53 PM

    let us pray for continuance of peace in the region.India has every responsibility to take care of the poor people there and PM has rightly taken up the issue.When peace prevails ,economy automatically gets boosted which will reduce the sufferings of people.

    AjithZ Friday, 12 May 2017 06:54 PM

    This is very good. There are such needy people in other areas too. If possible, help them as well. Else, you will be identified as helping only one community mainly due to the Indian connection.

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 12 May 2017 07:16 PM

    That is great indeed Hon. PM of India. We honour you....

    Manuel Benjamin Friday, 12 May 2017 07:17 PM

    First of all the credit should go to our President

    Kadupol Jothywansa Friday, 12 May 2017 07:19 PM

    All the credit should reach MS

    Shelly. Friday, 12 May 2017 07:17 PM

    King makers get gifts from Narendre. Wimallendre wanted to hoist black flags without consent of Mahendre and got a good slap. Having betrayed Wimallendre Mahendre meets confidentially Narendre as arranged by Wlckremendre..Can anyone digest. via DM Android App

    J Palitha Friday, 12 May 2017 07:20 PM

    Thank You a Million Hon. PM Modi.... God bless you and your country.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 12 May 2017 07:22 PM

    Mr. Modi is a great Legend - the entire world recognized. When he says I will do it.... its done.

    German Jacob Friday, 12 May 2017 07:24 PM

    Great brain you have Hon. Indian PM, with handful intelligent legends you are running the entire India.... Its really admirable. Thanks a million for your generous help to SriLanka Sir.

    JAN Friday, 12 May 2017 07:45 PM

    We warmly Welcome MR MODI our Next Door SUPER POWER Must keep Chain Type Ties with Indian Government via DM Android App

    Toyo Friday, 12 May 2017 09:02 PM

    Thank you Hon PM of India for his generous support towards the poorest of the poor and totally neglected community by all those consecutive SL governments and leaders.God bless him.


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