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Accusing the Centre of showing “excessive enthusiasm” in training Sri Lankan defence personnel, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday said it has “mischievously concealed” the training being given to two Sri Lankan officers in Tamil Nadu since May and demanded that they be sent back.

“.. I have expressed in no unclear terms the strong views of my government on imparting training to defence personnel belonging to Sri Lanka”, she said in a strongly worded letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, recalling her vehement opposition to such training earlier.

She said nine personnel belonging to the Sri Lankan Air Force, who were undergoing technical training at the Air Force Station at Tambaram in Chennai, were relocated to the Yelahanka Air Force Station at Bangalore after her opposition.

“This action itself was not proper because instead of sending these personnel back to Sri Lanka, the government of India exhibited excessive enthusiasm and concern for these personnel by relocating them to Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bengaluru, in order to enable them to complete their training”, Ms. Jayalalithaa said.

Such “reprehensible attitude” on the part of the Centre was reflected in permitting two Sri Lankan defence personnel – Major Dissanayaka Mohottalalage Vengra and Captain Hewawasam Kadaudage – to undergo 11 months training at Defence Services Staff College at Wellington from May 19, she said.

“It is very clear that this fact of ongoing training since May 2012 has been mischievously concealed from my government, showing scant regard for the views of my government as well as for the sentiments of the people of Tamil Nadu,” she said.

She requested Dr. Singh to instruct the Defence Ministry to immediately halt the training being given to the two Sri Lankan defence personnel and send them back to Sri Lanka immediately.

Ms. Jayalalithaa had in July strongly opposed the training being given to nine Sri Lankan defence personnel after which they were relocated to the Yelahanka air station at Bangalore.(PTI)
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  • Fusion Saturday, 25 August 2012 05:12 PM

    Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, you should know that if India is not willing to train SL military personnel, then the GoSL will have to look for alternatives like China or Pakistan. India has to do a major balancing act with SL. If the GoI heeded your demands for economic sanctions on SL, SL would have fallen into the hands of China for good. That would be a strategic disaster for India.

    Rf Saturday, 25 August 2012 05:47 PM

    It's a sad situation to the people in Tamil Naidu who have a rotten choice of jayalalitha and karunanidhi as their leaders. Both these people have been doing nothing to the people of this state and they nay have time to talk about Sri Lanka.

    Gayan Sunday, 26 August 2012 04:23 PM

    The only traning you can get in Tamil Nadu is how to go to the loo in an open area.

    Saskia Saturday, 25 August 2012 07:41 PM

    Mr. Kadiragama is not a well wisher for the Tamils. I also opposed LTTE. The problem is between Tamils and the racist sinhala politicians. Tamils want a self determination within one country.

    tamilian Saturday, 25 August 2012 09:09 PM

    Apsara.... "Mr. Kadiragama who was respected
    by everyone" ?????? tamil people don't respect him.... he is like daklas / todays karuna, kp..... Mr. kadiragamar is totally aginst tamils and he supported goverment because of the money and power...

    RAZA Sunday, 26 August 2012 01:56 AM

    MANAMOHN SINGH, CONGRESS, AND DMK HAS NO VOTER BASE IN TAMILNADU. CHITHAMBARAM IS IN PARLIAMENT AT THE MERCY OF DMK AND ILLEGAL VOTE COUNT. SO SINGH CAN DO ANYTHING IN TAMILNADU. JAYALALITHA IS TO ANSWER FOR HIS PEOPLE. AND SHE HAS TO SPEAK OR ACT TO PLEASE THE VOTERS. INDIAN DOMESTIC POLITICS.

    tilak Sunday, 26 August 2012 02:13 AM

    There are enough work to do for Tamilnadu people but she is ignoring those and involving unnecessary things. If she is so keen about Tamail people live in Srilanka ask them to come and settle in Tamilnadu.

    Rakitha Sunday, 26 August 2012 06:02 AM

    Tamilian:::: Thats your personal thought and we know your true colors reading your very pro- LTTE terrorist tone..... TN is doing a very big mistake by playing anti-SL tone to teh Indian centre, todays world politics is changing and China is be coming teh strogest nation in terms of Economy,defence and i think India if takes TN CM advise is going the wrong way and will distance the only friend she has in south asia... thats teh true picture 15 years ago SL did have a choice and had to be with India but today it changing and new players are entering the game of geo politics!!!!!!!!!... Tamilian your dream is over......

    Manjula Seneviratne Tuesday, 28 August 2012 06:44 AM

    Majority of TN people does not have much education to understand the deep political tackles. Both Jayalalitha and Karunanidi doing cheap politics using this poor peoples vote. Both of them doing surviving game for betterment of their lives.

    But these two corrupted politicians should stop talking about sri lanka because our country is not their personal property.

    Apsara Saturday, 25 August 2012 03:46 PM

    Jayalalitha should look at the "Whole picture." It is
    better for India and Sri Lanka to have a good
    relationship. She lacks foresight. The civil war was not a Tamil/
    Sinhala problem. Even Tamil politicians that opposed
    the LTTE were killed. Mr. Kadiragama who was respected
    by everyone was killed. We can never replace him.Even opposing groups of Tamil terrorist were wiped out leaving only the LTTE. This war in SL has been twisted by South Indian Tamils and their gullible friend.


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