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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)

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  • S.Sriranjan Tuesday, 07 June 2011 02:42 PM

    Mr.President MR! a penny a day turn Srilanka a Paradise.But one assurance is needed by the Tamlil Population???

    UK TAMIL BOY Tuesday, 07 June 2011 02:54 PM

    You know that Tamil speaker are in many countries. so
    We are majority.

    Gemba Tuesday, 07 June 2011 03:05 PM

    very correct MR President!

    citizen1 Tuesday, 07 June 2011 03:03 PM

    Thats rubbish! Everyone should just respect eachother regardless of language barrier and try to communicate through a neutral tongue such as English. This will open doors to the rest of the world.

    Kalani Raja Tuesday, 07 June 2011 03:54 AM

    And how many rupees have you donated from your own salary for the welfare of sinhalese let alone tamils?

    Indian Tuesday, 07 June 2011 03:58 AM

    Who cares.

    Tony Tuesday, 07 June 2011 03:26 PM

    Well said Mr. President, your are our Hero.

    Wara Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:00 AM

    Don;t talk nonsense. Sri Lankan Capital (Colombo) is populated with Tamil speaking people. If so, where does so call ethnic problem prevails ??

    ifraz Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:02 AM

    perfect point MR,
    I du agree with statement

    Wara Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:02 AM

    Do so called Tamils who want independence, separate state and all other, live in London ? I thought they are living in North and East of Sri Lanka !!

    willowsw Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:03 AM

    Well said Sir.

    raj Tuesday, 07 June 2011 03:51 PM

    give freedom to the people of Sri Lanka, they will take care of themselves and will not rely on anyone including diaspora.

    CEEDEEBEE Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:05 AM

    Whatever for? - we do not need him in the UK, Every time he visits he causes a problem, ask the Ex CEO of SriLanka Airlines or the Oxford debating Society etc.

    Prassanna Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:21 AM

    Well Amball,i do not know where you live and when you were born,majority of the Thamils do know sinhalese ,Thanks to the Sinhala only regime by Bandaranayake,where we all benefited from that and by the way the thamils did not ask the sinhalese to learn their language it is only the president who came up with this bright idea FYI.

    P.S - Stick to the topic

    siva Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:22 AM

    Tamil disapora not only contribute to north east tamil to eliminate poverty also SL economy. If you dont know, study Central bank report how much they give to SL every month. All millions of money come from where? You never creat single job in N&E how people eat the rice?

    siva Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:22 AM

    SL goverment have not learnt lessons even from last 30 years. You mention tamil disapora is not 1 or 2 person of tamil almost more than 1 million of SL tamils and 1/3 of total population of SL tamil
    1. They rejected all the politician and dissapointed with government policies
    2. Each sinhala presidents and politician must answer today status of Sri Lanka
    3. Tamil disapora take the arm of demogracy to fight again SL all over the world you cant title them as Terrorist as last time.
    4. It is the big challenge to you fight again all otherwise we will construct our nation of Tamil elam.
    5. MR and Sinhala politician have the last chance to realise the situtaion....If not no body can recover SL....could be same as Mynmar or Syria????

    Prassanna Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:22 AM

    Whats your point ? please do not miss lead the conversation.

    Nicky Karunarathna Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:23 AM

    Why should they give single dollor to their so-called Tamil brethren - they have better things to do by giving millions of dollars UNSG and UN officials including Navi Piilai. And also their millions of dollars speak well with US, UK and European parliamentries and their members. All are crooks and playing dangerous politics with the lives of innocent Sri Lankan whether they are Tamils or otherwise! Do they want to brush shoulders with their downtrodden Tamils, when they are having a ball with hierarchy of world powers? Nonsense.

    Prassanna Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:25 AM

    he he he he

    Kushan Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:27 AM

    are u try to begging ?

    Piripaharan Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:27 AM

    and your point is?

    Piripaharan Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:28 AM

    There was no transparency when you donated to LTTE?

    mike Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:25 AM

    its correct! i have met so called tamils in canada/uk who can shame the tamil language

    mike Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:32 AM

    in india tamil is not given any respect. does any of the indian airlines announce in tamil? hindu is the language in india. tamil is only in TN

    Blue Whale Monday, 06 June 2011 06:44 PM

    Restore a transparent mechanism of accountability. Then we will donate. We do not want to learn that our hard earned money is destined in the bank accounts of greedy politicians! .

    Gabriel Monday, 06 June 2011 06:49 PM

    I totally agree with president! Bad name for many tamils due to few cheats who live abroad!

    viv Monday, 06 June 2011 06:50 PM

    Hello Amball

    As you know atleast 80 - 85 % of tamils know sinhalease ony about 10% of sinhalease know tamil

    So it is good atleast 60 %i both tamils and sinhales know both languages

    mike Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:35 AM

    Can see your intelligence by the way you have spelt that word. Your statement is as idiotic as people in the north. That’s why you donated hard earned money by washingdishes & toilets to abunch of terrorist –for a lost cause & killed more tamils than anyone else. Lol!

    Matin Thomas Monday, 06 June 2011 06:56 PM

    Why did all the big bank in South rushed to North to open branches for fun? Ofcourse the Tamil Diaspora are sending every month money in US$, C$, E$ to support their kith and kin who are stuggling without much help from your govermnet. The little bit of help they are getting to rebuit their lives are coming from INGO's and other countries. Mahinda Sir if you want proof ask the bank operating in North to provide you with the list. Your politics is good for South not to the intelligeon peple of North.

    Keysha Tuesday, 07 June 2011 09:32 AM

    Martin - Agree with you 100%

    peter Mcgat Monday, 06 June 2011 07:01 PM

    M R is out of money now to spend on his personal stuff so he is asking the disapora to sponcer his own spending.....

    CONVINIAN Monday, 06 June 2011 07:09 PM

    if you know sinhaleis L you can speak south sri lanka.
    but tamil L MORE THAN 17 COUNTRIES . IN INDIA,
    MORE THAN 5 STAETS YOU CAN SPEAK .

    rajthas Monday, 06 June 2011 07:10 PM

    mr first you come to london.

    Reka Monday, 06 June 2011 07:18 PM

    tamil in sl no need money, they need freedom can you give them

    Jay Ranaweera Monday, 06 June 2011 07:29 PM

    These Diaspora Terrorists with the help of greedy Western Politicians are trying their level best to keep the LTTE Para Movement ALIVE so that they can ROB FROM INNOCENT TAMILS ABROAD who are compelled to pay ransoms and LIVE WITH THAT INCOME.
    Come on Innocent Tamil Diaspora, Understand there is peace in Sri Lanka and Nothern Tamil brethren are breathing a FREE AIR and try to lead a peaceful life, THANKS TO THE GREAT PRESIDENT AND THE ARMED FORCES!!!

    AMT Monday, 06 June 2011 07:28 PM

    MR is off his mind ? The Govt has shut out the Tamils from getting jobs in Govt Service, Even the private sectors is not fully opened to Tamils ? It is the diaspora that is supporting the Tamils in Sri Lanka ? This is evident from the way the people of Wellwatte spending money? The most expensive market is the Wellawatte Market and the most busiest area in the night is Wellawatte??

    kalum Tuesday, 07 June 2011 09:53 AM

    Where is money send by the Sri lankan abroad???? still country is going down the drain even no war.

    dutugamunu Tuesday, 07 June 2011 10:53 AM

    well said !!

    xai Tuesday, 07 June 2011 12:16 PM

    18 million Sinhalese and more than 80 million Tamils live all over the world..Sinhalese should speak tamil alike in order to interact with tamils. Only then can our petty differences be erased.

    UK TAMIL BOY Tuesday, 07 June 2011 12:27 PM

    BIG challenge visit to London.

    Michael Tuesday, 07 June 2011 12:30 PM

    His Excellency is SPOT ON. The Diaspora does not give a damn about SL Tamils. The tamil diaspora is similar to leeches. They feed on the misfortune of tamils in Sri Lanka.

    Modawanse Tuesday, 07 June 2011 12:34 PM

    did you talk to them in Tamil??

    puchi Tuesday, 07 June 2011 06:35 AM

    Well said Mr. MR

    local boy Monday, 06 June 2011 02:24 PM

    good one

    kannapan Monday, 06 June 2011 02:29 PM

    ya, so you can put them in your pocket..... Would you allow Tamil Diaspora to do this independently???

    kannapan Monday, 06 June 2011 02:34 PM

    "They do not know Tamil even as much as me." .........haha.. what a joke!

    Amball Monday, 06 June 2011 02:44 PM

    Well, knowing a other tongue is always an advantage. Why 10% tamils do not try to learn sinhalese rather than asking majority to learn tamil?

    Lanke Banda Monday, 06 June 2011 02:49 PM

    They Did for Praba & the gang of terrorists.

    Rohan Rajapakse Monday, 06 June 2011 03:05 PM

    Welll said Sir, You really exposed these Diaspora hawks who are betraying the innocent Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    don Tuesday, 07 June 2011 01:47 PM

    big challenge for you to come to sri lanka do you even know where the seven hot wells are situated???? uk tamil boy!!


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