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Expressing concern over some of the displaced Tamil civilians still being lodged in camps in Sri Lanka , Congress President Sonia Gandhi has said India has taken up the matter with Sri Lanka so that they are moved out of the camps at the earliest.

In her reply to a letter written by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on the issue, Gandhi said the Indian government was extending whatever humanitarian and resettlement assistance possible to alleviate hardships faced by the displaced Tamil civilians.

The issue of resettlement and rehabilitation as well as reconstruction process in the war ravaged areas had been taken up at an appropriate level in Sri Lanka so that the civilians would be able to move out of the camps at the earliest, she said in the letter.

(The Economic Times)

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  • manjula Tuesday, 09 November 2010 02:24 PM

    lol

    VAT JAYATHILAKA Tuesday, 09 November 2010 03:02 PM

    TOO LATE IF YOU TOLD YEAR AGO WE TRUST YOU.

    malkanthi Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:06 AM

    Madam Sonia Gandhi, I wonder whether your language is understood by our leaders, as we are far below Indian standard of understanding democracy.

    We are OK! Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:11 AM

    She was with us until we hunted the man down, we understand what she says, saying is much easier than done though.

    Smart Aleck Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:14 AM

    Sonia Bambino! Can we move them immediately to Tamil Nadu ?

    dn Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:21 AM

    Would you like to make a move and fill the gap.?

    gowravi Wednesday, 10 November 2010 07:00 AM

    well said

    Mithraka Fernando Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:21 AM

    Are they Tamils or Tigers??

    Boobamba Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:21 AM

    As soon as the resettlement land is cleared from landmines there should be no other reason for the delay?

    Mala John Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:39 AM

    North and East already de-merged and Sonia won't like to merge those with Tamil Nadu.

    Ruhunu Puthra Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:41 AM

    Thanks for your concern.

    Nimal Silva Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:42 AM

    How about returning them to their homeland where they were trained in terror camps approved by your mother in law?

    Powerless Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:46 AM

    Let us stop listining to India any more. We should take care of our business the way we want with the help of those we like the most(China, Japan, etc.).

    Jumbuli Jumba Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:51 AM

    Our soldiers are still being kept busy removing mines from the uncleared areas. Also, still LTTE weapons being discovered mostly in uncleared areas. So, how can we expect to settle civilians in such an environment in mighty hurry?

    Above the crowd Wednesday, 10 November 2010 08:07 AM

    We have been under white imperialists for many years, We don't want any more white people to come and tell us what to do.

    Obama Ldaen Tuesday, 09 November 2010 10:58 AM

    Why you all getting upset when she said the idp's will move out soon. You all still want them to be inthe camps?
    This is what we call

    Above the crowd Wednesday, 10 November 2010 08:15 AM

    Phil, thanks. Hope Sonia is not trying to get political millage out of this. Her mother- in law created this problem and as a result thousands of innocent civilians died,Sinhala and Tamil.
    If she can mind her own biz. it s a great help.

    spark Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:02 AM

    And while at it, we also can find how you got the portuguese surname "Silva".

    spark Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:06 AM

    Very good, why don't you sinhalese start boycotting indian 3-wheelers, wearing the saree and saring, getting into ashok leyland buses, eating indian based food like dhall curry, string hoppers, pittu, boycott Buddhism and start praying to MR or his brothers or even SF...start somewhere without talking like a buffoon.

    TERRENCE B. DE SILVA Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:11 AM

    MADAME SONIA GHANDI - I SUPPOSE YOU MEAN IMMEDIATELY RELOCATING THE DISPLACED SRI LANKAN TAMILS IN THE BURNT OUT REFUGEE CAMP IN TAMIL NADU - WE WILL BE EVER SO GRATEFUL AND SO WILL THESE HAPLESS REFUGEE FAMILIES.

    dpl Tuesday, 09 November 2010 05:58 PM

    please note you came to india by accidently.but you must know the value of democracy and soverign of the other countries.

    malkanthi Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:14 AM

    spark, if you go by name, 99% names are Indian, you don't find the gunawathie, seelawathie, gunapalas today.

    nadarajah Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:15 AM

    reading the comments of some I feel very sad .For some people in the camps is a matter to joke and write nasty comments -this shows their upbringing

    malkanthi Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:15 AM

    spark when you remind these, feeling shame that we dont have our own identity!

    willows Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:20 AM

    so we got the marching orders and if we dont'????

    Anver Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:33 AM

    We should have the guts to tell India to mind their own business. To do so however,, the IDP problem must be settled soon.

    Phil Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:42 AM

    Sonia, we know how it hurts when some one dear and so close to the heart is killed. I am not interested in finding out what the motive was or who the assassin. A precious life is taken away. With the same token you need to understand how the Tamils were hurt when the IPKF killed more than 2000 of them. Some of those killed were doctors, nurses and the patients. They were shot dead inside the Jaffna General Hospital by the IPKF.
    The past is history, only useful to academics, for they mint money out of it.

    Nevertheless, don't you think you are late in your inattentive to re-settle the Tamils in their own land?.

    It is better late than never. God Bless you, Sonia. Human tendency is that, people forget their sorrows over a period of time. Politicians are not exceptional.

    bogsam Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:42 AM

    Oi Sparky, string hoppers have nothing to do with India. From which planet did you fall off?

    Smart Aleck Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:06 PM

    Yes! With Sri Lankans!

    kay Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:43 AM

    Mr.Silva
    why not return to your country of origin. You are neither a srilankan nor a Buddhist.

    spark Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:43 AM

    Part of the guts is sold to China and the rest to Burma, Iran, Russia and Pakistan. We independently do not have anything called guts, unless one of those countries mentioned allow us to.

    TDDC Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:51 AM

    Madam Soliya, you are a good mum.

    malkanthi Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:51 AM

    spark, you should not let down the standard of our country to zero! we refuse to accept yours facts, however true it is, it demoralises our remaining guts.

    tamilan Wednesday, 10 November 2010 02:15 AM

    there are tamils...

    Shehan pinto Tuesday, 09 November 2010 12:47 PM

    What ??????? Are we below the indian Standed's? Is it a joke ?

    Sue Tuesday, 09 November 2010 01:11 PM

    Sure we have the guts and told so many countries to mind their own busines. But see where it has landed us. Having guts is one thing; being stupid is definitely something else.

    whataload Tuesday, 09 November 2010 02:04 PM

    reading these comments: quite a bit of work to do for the reconcilliation commission

    Minnal Sri Tuesday, 09 November 2010 02:08 PM

    Sonia, where were you all these days? and who are you? You are only the Congress party leader. Have you forgotton that you were part of the group who killed the innocent Tamils. God is looking at you.


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