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Terming reports of Chinese presence in Sri Lanka a threat to India's national security, DMK chief M Karunanidhi today said the August 12 conference of the pro-Eelam body TESO would discuss it among other things and bring it to the attention of the Centre.

Citing reports in a section of the vernacular media, he alleged that Sri Lanka was setting up a "temporary camp," with the assistance of the Chinese Navy in international waters near Dhanushkodi.

"Should not such issues, a threat to India's security, be discussed and taken up with the Centre for a solution? We are holding TESO (Tamil Ealam Supporters' Organisation) meeting for this purpose only (among others)," he said in a letter to party workers.

Explaining the rationale behind the first meet of the defunct organisation he founded in the 1980s and recently revived by him, Karunanidhi said the conference was an attempt at healing the "wounds sustained by Tamils," due to the ethnic clash in Sri Lanka.

Union Ministers Sharad Pawar and Farooq Abdullah and JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav among a gamut of national and international leaders besides Tamil diaspora will participate in the meet, he added. (Source: DNA India)
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  • Tintin Thursday, 02 August 2012 11:00 PM

    Only time will tell my friend...

    Dhammaloka Friday, 03 August 2012 08:46 AM

    My Dear Friend, There are thousands of mothers, fathers, wives, sons still crying over their loved ones who got caught to bombs in south who were not involved in the war. But people in the south have forgotten all those and let our Tamil friends live with them with dignity. Photo's can take and fabricated. But reality will be different.

    Mr. B Wijeyasingha Wednesday, 01 August 2012 08:38 PM

    It is the actions of Jayalalithaa who demands from New Delhi to ban all SL official visits across India & the resurrection of TESO by Karunanidhi including the lack of real investment from New Delhi that China is investing in Sri Lanka. China is also heavily investing in Nepal and Bhutan while New Delhi sings Tamil songs. The massive dam being built in Tibet that once completed will be twice the size of the three Gorges Dam which will block the Brahmaputra river demonstrates India's security concerns are not limited to Sri Lanka.

    Senna Thursday, 02 August 2012 07:24 AM

    Well said Sir

    Nancy Friday, 03 August 2012 12:05 AM

    Better to have a strong Chinese prescence in Sri Lanka. We most probably will not have another civil war.Also China has helped Sri Lanka a great deal for along time. Anyway, whoever Sri Lanka wants to be friends with is our business. Nobody is going to care what Karunanandhi has to say.

    Mr. B Wijeyasingha Wednesday, 01 August 2012 09:21 PM

    TESO's resurrection is a national security to Sri Lanka. As for China she has captured the markets of Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and now Sri Lanka. This is good. Sri Lanka needs to wean herself from Tamil dominated India in order to progress.

    Mr. B Wijeyasingha Wednesday, 01 August 2012 09:47 PM

    New Delhi already knows. Pakistan to the west, China to the North have been India's national security for decades, Now with Karunanidhi's resurrection of TESO with New Delhi's tacit silence is a national security to Sri Lanka.

    Richardson Wednesday, 01 August 2012 10:15 PM

    a snake in the grass.

    Ken Thursday, 02 August 2012 08:20 AM

    Yes Nadarajah, you're spot on. It is very important to have this equilliibrium or balance more or less. If not, there will be disaster....

    JAY PATHBEY Wednesday, 01 August 2012 11:08 PM

    Karinanidhi is a has been trying for attention. Nobody cares for you anymore

    balu Thursday, 02 August 2012 08:27 AM

    Mario who created the LTTE was prabakaran. He was brainwashed by his teacher that in cbo all tamils are killed by da sinhalease. What we all forget is that the first victim of LTTE was a tamil – the mayor of Jaffna. To date most no of tamils killed were by the LTTE who hoodwinked the tamils. Also not forgetting what ever the cause massacres & killing of priest bombing religious sites to insite hatred is not justified. Finally GOD intervened & gave his verdict.

    Chamkv Thursday, 02 August 2012 08:29 AM

    This old man really needs to learn that this is not the world he grew up in. The people are trying to live peacefully and he wants to spoil it.

    neil Friday, 03 August 2012 02:07 AM

    please mind your own business karunanidi and stop interfere the interior problems in sri lanka we are happy with our 1500 years diplomatic relationship

    senavi Thursday, 02 August 2012 12:31 AM

    Racist politics in TN is a real threat to India

    dcold Thursday, 02 August 2012 08:54 AM

    Among the many areas of Chinese presence, recent news items shows Prostitution industry also has major Chinese Impact.

    Karunanidhi..is this something you can help to reduce Chinese Presence?

    Matalan Thursday, 02 August 2012 09:24 AM

    If Sri Lanka were to depend on India for development, for sure and in no time, India would exercise its slave-master attitude and belittle this Nation of proud people no end. China lends its economic & development support in terms of brotherhood and equality to all corners of the world. We aren't your pusharounds anymore!

    anonymous Friday, 03 August 2012 02:27 AM

    Yes you're right sir---Last time we believed India they stabbed us in the back, the time before they gave us LTTE... You're ABSOLUTELY right!

    wellwisher Friday, 03 August 2012 10:48 AM

    Well ..God created Earth but we created countries and limited not only the movement but our thinking as well.Now we cannot do anything with nations that have been formed but let us not fight anymore trying to be the supreme power !We blame each other and will always be blaming and some miscreants always take the advantage of this sensitive issue and get benefited !
    I am an Indian who is in love with a Sri Lankan .I have nothing to do with politics and any other civil service group.I just want at least the bond between India and Sri lanka to be the strongest.Let us not give anymore opportunities to the cruel dirty minds whosoever it is!

    swamy Thursday, 02 August 2012 10:40 AM

    You people need not believe India. But believing China is digging your own grave

    Bar Thursday, 02 August 2012 10:41 AM

    Why Srilankans want to become colony of China ??

    ravi Thursday, 02 August 2012 11:16 AM

    In fact Sinhalese must be happy that Karunanidhi did not use his clout over Central Govt during final war against LTTE. Because he wants only power and money and he never thinks beyond his family. He can help Tamils in Srilanka in many ways but not through conference. We Tamils want to help the people affected in war but no politician in Tamil Nadu reflect our wishes.One group is pro LTTE and the rest is selfish people.
    You people need not to take Karunanidhi seriously. Please think over how to give normal/good life to your own country men.Yesterday I seen one photograph of a family is crying at the tomb of war victim. It is devasting. With hatred people in Lanka can not lead good life.

    Lakshith Gunawardena Saturday, 04 August 2012 01:38 AM

    Biggest threat to all USA, Asians are more or less peace loving people. Let's stand against the WAR mongers.

    surendran Friday, 03 August 2012 01:14 PM

    This crazy Karunanhidhi is worried about the 2014 election and his family threat .......he is not aware that the Chinese are already in Tamil Nadu in constructing the Highway's . Why waste time in reading Karunanidi reports .....Frustrated to clinch to power

    Sun A Thursday, 02 August 2012 12:43 PM

    I guess you Karunanidhi is a well known threat to our national security than the chinese. Soon you ll be a threat to national security in Hell as well. It'll be a grand hell break

    Jayraj Thursday, 02 August 2012 12:29 PM

    No country in the world will just help another country, they always have a hidden agenda. I dont know why Karunanidhi is worried about China helping Srilanka. India has bought almost half of SriLanka already.

    Ananda Thursday, 02 August 2012 12:42 PM

    Top class gona.

    peeda mossa Thursday, 02 August 2012 01:06 PM

    Why this cola very (Karunani)-dhi ?

    peeda mossa Thursday, 02 August 2012 01:15 PM

    It's a ding-dong battle between K'nidhi and Jaya, and the ball is now in Jaya's court. Will she be able to smash it back ? One thing is certain, the game will go on until one of them passes away.

    peeda mossa Thursday, 02 August 2012 01:21 PM

    Some decades ago our own (late) Mr.W. Dahanayayake had the same ailment, China-fobia.

    aaska Wednesday, 01 August 2012 02:41 PM

    Why do worry about Chinese presence in sri Lanka, it is problem for your Delhi Hindi people not for tamils in Sri Lanka, tamil in Sri Lanka like Chinese because it is a country helps srilanka without hidden agenda behind to them.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 01 August 2012 02:56 PM

    From SL's point of view having the Chinese here neutralizes the threat to national security from India.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 01 August 2012 02:58 PM

    How about when India nurtured, financed and trained the LTTE who was a threat to our national security? Where was this demented then?

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Wednesday, 01 August 2012 03:03 PM

    From SL's point of view threat to national security only from India not from China but From China's point of view threat to national security only from India not from Srilanka but i thing From India's point of view threat to national security from China and Srilanka not from USA.

    Mario Thursday, 02 August 2012 04:50 AM

    Lets not forget what created LTTE in the first place, if not for radical policies of our leaders, there would be no ltte or no regional tension.

    Rajiv Thursday, 02 August 2012 04:57 AM

    So what if China is helping Sri Lanka?

    India doesnt want us to go to their c ountry even, and urges even our sportsmen to depart because of pro LTTE threats.

    So why should we be concerned about india?

    India needs to minds its own business

    Fusion Wednesday, 01 August 2012 04:08 PM

    Without Chinese money flowing SL would just collapse, so unless India or another country is willing to foot the bill, Chinese presence will only grow, no matter what party comes to power in SL.

    weha Wednesday, 01 August 2012 03:57 PM

    Ha ha you got everything right except for the last few words !!!
    everyone has their own agenda

    Senna Wednesday, 01 August 2012 04:10 PM

    Very true. We are safe now because of our friends China, India (Central Government) and Pakistan with us.

    Ranjit Wednesday, 01 August 2012 04:12 PM

    Unlike the imperialists like Britain,France,Spain, Holland, Portugal and many other such countries China is a friend of Lanka

    s.m.Hafeel Wednesday, 01 August 2012 04:25 PM

    Krunanidi's presence in Tamilnadu is threat for Srilanka

    Jagath Leanagej Wednesday, 01 August 2012 04:18 PM

    Presence of any country is dangerous for national security. Leaders should know that.

    Doug Wednesday, 01 August 2012 04:34 PM

    We always well come china,because there not double standers.

    ceylon Wednesday, 01 August 2012 04:35 PM

    It wont be a threat If all the illegals Indians are in SL right.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 01 August 2012 05:23 PM

    Hay Karunanithy, mind your business. You have no right to interfere in our matters.

    Marlin Silva Thursday, 02 August 2012 07:00 PM

    Karuna - Go stuff yourself !!!

    Mr. B Wijeyasingha Thursday, 02 August 2012 06:53 PM

    Since TESO is a Sri Lankan security risk I say GOOD that China is a threat to India

    Asoka Friday, 03 August 2012 08:00 AM

    Tamil Nadu Tamils, Malaysian Tamils, Singaporean Tamils, South African Tamils, Caribean Tamils and Sri Lankan Tamils in this world and they don't have seperate country for tamils. The best place for the seperate country for the tamils in this world is Tamil Nadu. It will come very soon with the help of America.

    samson moses Thursday, 02 August 2012 08:00 PM

    how stupid is this guy is he know what he is talking?

    solico Thursday, 02 August 2012 06:48 AM

    national security threat

    Trehan Munasinghe Thursday, 02 August 2012 08:17 PM

    Going forward we Sri Lankan's must learn "FOR ONCE" to stand on our own two feet... Yes ! China's presence in SL frightens INDIA Why ? because India is continuing to loose control in the region, while China builds Ports , Naval ports in the region (I.e SL Pakistan Bangladesh and Africa) So don't think the Chinese love us, they are only looking at their own interest.. BUT at present we need to play the diplomatic game even more smarter..So it will be a win-win for our people and meet our national interests.

    Alagan Wednesday, 01 August 2012 06:48 PM

    Threat to India comes from the enemy within, like the dirty Indian politicians. Should we talk about the spectrum case here? So there no threat to Tamil from Hindi now, I guess. How your politics changes time to time.


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