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Will seek dual citizenship, separate homeland for SL Tamils: Jayalalithaa

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AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday asserted her party would take “continuous steps” to attain a separate homeland for Tamils in Sri Lanka and demand that the Centre grant dual citizenship for refugees from the island nation living in the state, PTI reported.

Addressing a huge election rally, she said she has been continuously demanding an independent, international probe over war crimes and alleged genocide against Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Launching a diatribe against arch rival DMK over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, she alleged that DMK and Congress were together responsible for the destruction of Sri Lankan Tamils.

Noting that Sri Lankan Tamils have for long been living in and outside camps in Tamil Nadu, she said her regime was giving them all facilities.

She stressed that her party’s policy was that any repatriation should be voluntary and based on the choice of refugees “after the situation in Sri Lanka, including security aspects changes fully, (for the better)”.

Jayalalithaa accused DMK of staging “dramas” over the issue against their interests.

She recalled that the Tamil Nadu Assembly had passed several resolutions on the Sri Lankan issue moved by her.

Some of these included her demand for economic sanctions against Sri Lanka, an international probe against ‘war crimes’ and another related to a referendum (that she wanted to be sponsored by India in the UN forum) among Tamils on the question of a separate Eelam (Tamil homeland).

  Comments - 21

  • karu Sunday, 24 April 2016 01:29 PM

    She is joking. Sri Lankan refugees living in TN can come back now. Those luxury refugees living in the west need the issue to continue there. via DM Android App

    Katie Monday, 25 April 2016 11:43 AM

    This lady is MAD! a separate homeland in this small country. She has forgotten be it Sinhales/Tamil/Muslim/Burgher we are all SRI LANKANS.

    lonpol Sunday, 24 April 2016 04:24 PM

    this is not possible even in your dreams..

    Nilhan Jayawardene Sunday, 24 April 2016 03:43 PM

    Clean up the mess in your back yard before poking your dirty finger at us. Find solutions for your people we'll take care of ours.

    mike Sunday, 24 April 2016 03:21 PM

    get your facts correct. study about Sinhala race. where did u come from? Bangladesh?

    Kayilay Thirucehlvam Sunday, 24 April 2016 03:02 PM

    When elections are around always these idiots speak nonsense. Why can't she give the basic needs for the refugees in Tamil Nadu, instead of promising castle in air.

    Maya Sunday, 24 April 2016 02:58 PM

    Why not in Arabia?

    rook Sunday, 24 April 2016 02:23 PM

    And North India is the homeland of Sinhalese. Sinhalese did not suddenly evolve from apes to humans in Sri Lanka.

    ReesKay Sunday, 24 April 2016 02:19 PM

    >there's only one homeland for any one race on this earth. Tamil Nadu is the only Homeland for all Tamils, while Sri Lanka is the homeland of the Sinhalese.This assumes that past Tamil Nadu and present North are mutually exclusive by population, which is baseless.

    Raizuh Langai Sunday, 24 April 2016 02:13 PM

    Hi Ms. First of all build enough toilets for your people. Then we can talk about Dual citizenship.

    Lokka Sunday, 24 April 2016 01:51 PM

    Hey Jaya, there's only one homeland for any one race on this earth. Tamil Nadu is the only Homeland for all Tamils, while Sri Lanka is the homeland of the Sinhalese. So, stop barking at Sri Lanka.

    pras Sunday, 24 April 2016 10:31 AM

    she has instigated racial hatred by separate home land for tamils clearly defining tamils are not Srilankans. forget about sinhalease the real problem lies with racist tamil politicians incl sampanthan. via DM Android App

    Mohamed Sunday, 24 April 2016 01:22 PM

    Both ethnic groups came from India, one from South India and the other from North India.

    rosebud Sunday, 24 April 2016 12:29 PM

    Tamil homeland is in fact your beloved state of Tamil Nadu. PLEASE give all Tamils citizenship there. No need of dual. via DM Android App

    Hassanda Sunday, 24 April 2016 12:28 PM

    She must be dreaming too muchLike Tamil Films Hey Fellow SLankan Tamils dont getCarried with these filmy talks

    senthil Sunday, 24 April 2016 12:27 PM

    mind your own business in your homeland via DM Android App

    Onlooker Sunday, 24 April 2016 11:58 AM

    She was found guilty for robbery and she nearly lost her civic rights, she got out of it through ulterior methods , though not legally proved everyone knows that she is a thi**. How can a proved thi** speak on behalf of any ethnic group.

    Rish Sunday, 24 April 2016 11:42 AM

    TN had own issues of caste etc and killing people daily..this com is poking in to other country's affairs..better utilise the time on planning more toilet facilities and making awareness that there no stupid caste system...

    Sharon Sunday, 24 April 2016 11:33 AM

    Do it fast before this government is toppled. via DM iOS App

    Shuhail Mohamed Sunday, 24 April 2016 11:20 AM

    These are all election gimmicks. Dear Sri Lankan Tamils dont get caught to local and foreign politicians like this and loose your credibility and respect with other Sri Lankans. Be true Sri Lankans and live in Sri Lanka wherever you like as you and other communities live today Every community has minor issues that could be resolved by understanding and respecting each other by talking to relevant authorities but dont allow politicians to make their life merry by selling minor issues. End result is nothing is resolved but they have their luxury. This is applicable to all communities. via DM iOS App

    Shuhail Mohamed Sunday, 24 April 2016 10:42 AM

    if you are so keen why not give them a piece of separate land from Tamil Nadu .... via DM iOS App

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