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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jeyalalitha Jeyaram and DMK Chief M. Karunanidhi should focus on the welfare of the suffering Tamils in South India without talking of establishing a state of Eelam, Minister Wimal Weerawansa said on Saturday.

Addressing a function in Ampara, Construction and Common Amenities Minister Weerawansa said the Tamils in Sri Lanka were leading better lifestyles than the Tamils in South India.

He charged that both Ms. Jeyalalitha and Mr. Karunanidhi were deceiving the innocent Tamils in Tamil Nadu and only concentrating in building their images.

“They are working according to the agenda of making Sri Lanka hub of the imperialists,” he said.

He said the Sri Lankan government was focusing on rebuilding North and the East which were under the clutches of the LTTE in the past.
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  • Gayan Monday, 06 August 2012 12:54 PM

    Wow, is this the same tamilnadu where roads are like public toilets?. May be you should visit Tamilnadu first

    Raja Monday, 06 August 2012 01:13 PM

    The Tamil "refugees" may not want Indian citizenship. They would rather prefer to get back to SriLanka and lead a better lifestyle than the poor Tamilnadu Tamils, after exploring the possibility of taking a boat to Australia, which has many illegal immigrant friendly

    sxhabeeb Monday, 06 August 2012 03:54 AM

    Now indian grape is sour....

    terror Monday, 06 August 2012 02:03 PM

    What is there to provoke. They all are acting like LTTE...

    Siva N Monday, 06 August 2012 04:13 AM

    For once, I agree 100% with the Minister's statement.

    Naman Tuesday, 07 August 2012 05:33 PM

    It is true the south Indian political leaders are primarily concerned about themselves than for the Tamils in Sri Lanka. But it is appropriate to request the GoSL to treat the Tamils as equals and treat them as their own compatriots
    The suppression of Tamils should be relieved

    Em Monday, 06 August 2012 04:27 AM

    First you come out of those racist mind & talk clear & genuine to believe by participating all the ethninc in govening bodies.

    Ajith Monday, 06 August 2012 04:41 AM

    To an extent I agree Minister... But if India , or china or Pakistan, looked after their own citizens, we would not have won the war right Minister...? International politics is different than that of local politics....They have their own interests, and we have our own, and we know, no one minds their own business and pressures mounts from everywhere...Its that we have to be diplomatic in handling those pressures...open statements like this, will not help us....

    Sugathapala Monday, 06 August 2012 02:33 PM

    Those who thinks SL coudn't have won the war without India should understand the fact that we wouldn't have to be in a war in the first place, If Indians mind their own business. They created LTTE.

    Punchi Putha Monday, 06 August 2012 04:37 AM

    Did he get up from the wrong side of the bed?

    RajasH Tuesday, 07 August 2012 07:33 PM

    as we do here in Sri Lanka ...we only focus on the South

    jayantha Monday, 06 August 2012 04:50 AM

    Wow how come he make a statement like that without visiting south India ? its more comfortable life stlye there than sri lanka , if we compare whole sri lanka Tamil nadu is far more distance developed .

    saif Monday, 06 August 2012 05:04 AM

    is he a FOREIGN MATTERS TALKING MINISTER
    no other job,?

    raj Tuesday, 07 August 2012 08:14 PM

    regardlless the race, we need to define anyone who is racist as a terrorist based on the incident in the USA. If any politician who preach hate feeling toward or making fear mongering by using any ethnic group should be considered as terrorists.

    prasanna Monday, 06 August 2012 05:03 AM

    yes, either those refugees must be given indian citizenship or returned to Sri Lanka.

    vipula Monday, 06 August 2012 04:19 PM

    I think our present's interest in our brethrens who live in north and east is genuine interest.But the the TN's interest in our people is questionable.It's time to step from sinhalesebuddhist culture to Sri Lankan Buddhist culture,its time to step from Tamil Hindu culture to Sri Lankan Hindu culture,its time to step from Muslim Islamic culture to Sri Lankan Islamic culture,its time to step from so called Christian culture to Sri Lankan Christian culture.In short its time to think that we are Sri Lankan,vegetable soup that has different flavors that cannot be separated.never ever.....

    Game Kolla Monday, 06 August 2012 05:31 AM

    For the first time I heard a sensible talk of this person.

    Gamini Monday, 06 August 2012 05:42 AM

    We should find a poliical solutions for all minorities including for christians, otherwise the country will be divided sonner or later.

    l. perera Monday, 06 August 2012 06:14 AM

    Its time that TN leaders were reminded that more than half of TN people have to use open fields as toilets and that it is a common sight when travelling by road or rail. It is ironic that these Leaders are stupid enough to criticise the GOSL where
    the Tamils enjoy a much higer standard of living than those in TN.

    smn Monday, 06 August 2012 06:13 AM

    Is this guy provoking south Indians ?

    Fusion Monday, 06 August 2012 06:24 AM

    Wait? what! are you sure this statement was actually made by Mr. WW?

    Kodage Monday, 06 August 2012 05:20 PM

    This statement was made on an election platform expecting the Tamils to vote for his party1
    his statements are not very seriously.

    Kotegode Monday, 06 August 2012 05:24 PM

    Well said.

    Game Kolla Tuesday, 07 August 2012 08:13 AM

    Yes Kodage...I do agree with you.... I think I was over- reacted.

    Devi Wednesday, 08 August 2012 02:30 AM

    Karma in Hinduism can be manipulated and changed with the God, Goddess Deamons etc. Now with all this comes the Caste System, where everybody can only worship according to their caste. The life of a Brahmin is good. I want to know with such values and customs how can you find the Sri Lankans the Barbarians.Child brides are abandond,baby girls are killed.There is a tremendous amount of horrible things happening.If anyone follows BBC online you probably will get a good insight on World news. Ealam is not theTamils answer to there solutions. Change the systems by laws and stop interfering in SL. Do you know we have less problems than India. Don't forget the issue of poverty.Sri Lanka must be paradise. The Hawks are waiting to get us.

    raj Monday, 06 August 2012 07:05 PM

    some people were small child their fathers/grand fathers involved in riots against Tamils in 1983. These individual have racism in their mind. Some of these individuals are in politics.

    Mr. B Wijeyasingha Monday, 06 August 2012 07:48 PM

    Construction and Common Amenities Minister Weerawansa is finally standing to the belligerence from Tamil Nadu. It is time that Sri Lanka develop alliances with Pakistan and China while isolating Tamil dominated India for Sri Lanka's own security.

    mike Monday, 06 August 2012 07:14 AM

    gamini we christians dont dont feel minority at all. we hv been blessed to do what ever we want. infact president is best friends with our church leader. dont talk rubbish

    raj Monday, 06 August 2012 10:16 PM

    white racist in USA went to Sikh temple and shot and killed. There are some racist politicians who motivat other to become extremist like army shooter in USA.

    RAJU Monday, 06 August 2012 07:27 AM

    FIRST YOU STOP YOUR DOUBLE STAND POLICY ON TAMILS,VERBALY YOU TALK SOCIALISM BUT BY HEART YOU ARE A RACIST.

    Muzammil Sedar Wednesday, 08 August 2012 04:04 AM

    Wimal I agree with you.. Its a good statement. But very unfortunate to note that you talk only to innocent people like us. Why not you go a bit further and spell them directly to the people concern. You know what happened the Ban ki Moon. The consequences can be harmful not to you. But the government. Therefore please think twice before you talk of international problem. Consult the professor GL without damaging Sri Lanka Image. Foreigners will think 90% of people are same like your quality. Okay...

    CHANDRAPALA Monday, 06 August 2012 08:13 AM

    It is there internal matters. Why did he make such a statement regarding the Tamil people living in South India? Mr.Minister you have do your own business without involving to the matters of other countries.

    notheking Monday, 06 August 2012 08:06 AM

    sure da? oh yeah. developed with open toilets

    bristol Wednesday, 08 August 2012 04:33 AM

    A cordial invitation to jayalalitha from Mexico.

    Mario Monday, 06 August 2012 08:52 AM

    Wimal, you simply cannot expect the south indians to not care about tamils in N/E, its natural feeling and TN leaders are focusing on that, your focus is on economic side, their focus is on the emotional side.

    prassanna Tuesday, 07 August 2012 09:59 AM

    South Indian Tamils are living better in Sri Lanka !!!! How does he know ??? ofcourse if he release his asset books to us than maybe we will live better than the tamils in India !!! he should stop steting stupid comments like these and the people who agree to these comments are even more stupider !!

    sampath Monday, 06 August 2012 09:17 AM

    living standards, unfortunately in the rest of the world is not measured by the sanitary facilities its people use, but the rights and freedom it's people enjoy

    upul Monday, 06 August 2012 09:51 AM

    Yes, You also focus on Sri Lankan matters. Later , Cuba, Libiya etc.. Mr. Wimal

    FLY Monday, 06 August 2012 10:18 AM

    wrong wrong . sanitary facilities and education level is one of the prime factor when considers living standard. how do you say living standard is perfect when people sleep on their own excrement

    Saskia Monday, 06 August 2012 11:33 AM

    100% true.

    ram Monday, 06 August 2012 11:17 AM

    sinhalese were aryans blood migrated from orissa of india, how can be indigineous people of srilanka when srilanka close to dravidian region.your ancestors were buddhist pilgrims from india who settle in srilanka.think yourself before commenting the tamils

    waz Monday, 06 August 2012 11:29 AM

    Minister, this time we are with you because,what you Said is 100
    Ptc correct!

    channa Monday, 06 August 2012 02:33 AM

    For a change well said Wimal.

    nicky karunarathna Monday, 06 August 2012 02:46 AM

    They should not only look after those Tamils who left Sri Lanka shores during the LTTE mayham, they should give them the citizenship to those poor souls and make them live among themself. After all they are Tamil, which they distinctly call themself and never call them Sri Lankan, isn't it? So don't keep them in refugee camps anymore please. It is better to build permanent houses for them in TN rather than in SL and give them ctizenship too.

    vaidy Monday, 06 August 2012 12:21 PM

    Development of the North and East should be according to the needs of the affected people better known to the elected representatives.Unfortunately this is not taking place.Tamils of India are very much litterate and the poor enjoy lots of benifits from the Tamilnadu Government and are proud to call them Tamils and administer their own regions without being made as second class citizens

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 06 August 2012 12:25 PM

    Perhaps, the Cubans dont know that their "hero" who talks aloud about their advancements, has in actual fact betrayed "Che Guevera" and become a first class capitalist a la Chinthanaya.


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