President Mahinda Rajapaksa challenged the Tamil Diaspora to donate a single dollar for the welfare of the Tamils in Sri Lanka if possible if they genuinely had any feeling for them.
Addressing a ceremony to mark the commissioning of the ‘Kokavil Multi-purpose transmission tower at Kokavil in Kilinochchi today President Rajapaksa further stressed that not a single member of the so called Tamil Diaspora shouting in foreign countries to protect the rights of Tamils, has donated a single dollar for the welfare of Tamils in Sri Lanka.
“They have residences in Colombo, Kilinochchi and Jaffna. They also have residences in Chennai, Europe, Canada and the US and collect funds for the Diaspora by speaking English. Many of them do not speak Tamil. They do not know Tamil even as much as me. But they are efficient enough to collect funds for the Tamil Diaspora.,” he said.
President Rajapaksa charge that the Tamil Diaspora had used their funds not to help Tamils but to spread misinformation or utter lies to create division among the Tamils and other communities.
“What they want is to exhume their lost course of Eelam by creating mistrust among Tamils themselves and others. But the Tamil people in Sri Lanka are intelligent enough to realize this modus operandi,” he added. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)