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The Sri Lankan Embassy in Paris, France will oppose the erection of a statue of former political wing leader of the LTTE, S. P. Thamilchelvan in France, the External Affairs Ministry said today.

External Affairs Ministry Director General of Public Communication and Spokesperson Bandula Jayasekara told the Daily Mirror that the Lankan embassy would write to those concerned including the Mayor of La Courneuve, the French town in the northeastern suburbs of Paris where the statue is being erected.

La Courneuve, reportedly home to a large Tamil population, has already laid down the foundation for the statue which is being erected in light of the third death anniversary of Thamilchelvan.

It is reported that Sri Lankans in Germany and France have already written objecting to the erection of a statue of a member of a terrorist organization, to the Mayor of La Courneuve as well as French President Nicole Sarkozy. Thamilchelvan was killed in November, 2007 in Kilinochchi. (DS)
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  • AJ - DXB Monday, 01 November 2010 10:58 AM

    good thought - yes why not France consider. French Ambassador, please pass the message to your President.

    kumar Tuesday, 02 November 2010 07:03 AM

    Why dont you erect a statue in Colombo for Nikolaus Klaus Barbie. This is the best thing you will be doing.

    gotapakaya Monday, 01 November 2010 05:37 PM

    Status are for dead people.Be patient please.

    malintha Monday, 01 November 2010 05:59 PM

    what your problem .its is not in sri lanka .shame you are worried about tamilstatues alos .

    Kamiss Monday, 01 November 2010 06:53 AM

    The diaspora may be able to give an entirely wrong picture, but the fact remains Tamilselvam was part of the LTTE which has committed numerous atrocities against innocent civilians of all races. We hope France will take the correct decision.

    chris abey Monday, 01 November 2010 07:00 AM

    Why dont we errect a statue of Karuna and KP and place flowers at their feet daily.?Whats the difference Tamil Chelvam ,Karuna or KP?

    indika Monday, 01 November 2010 07:01 AM

    Ajith (?), it was done by LTTE. You all going "Kade" for LTTE even now.

    KD Monday, 01 November 2010 07:54 PM

    Ha ha good one. Nurse please bring my medicine now.

    KD Monday, 01 November 2010 07:56 PM

    You must be living in a far away planet.

    Lankan Tuesday, 02 November 2010 06:50 PM

    Ohhhhhhhh, its very funny the way srilankan authorities behave,
    First they wanted budha statue to be removed from the bar,now the the statue of tamilchelvan, may be in the future they may ask to remove srilanka from the world map. heeeeeeeeeee..............

    seruvila Monday, 01 November 2010 11:45 PM

    tamil diaspora going to kill local tamil.

    O S - Doha Monday, 01 November 2010 07:55 AM

    It is wonder why France has not erecting statue for Tamil Selvan's boss.....have they ignored him or they did not yet believe he is dead....

    polkiccha Monday, 01 November 2010 11:55 AM

    A good statement from CJ after a long time. yes uncle agreed.
    Wonder what will happen if a statue of Bin Laden is erected

    polkiccha Monday, 01 November 2010 11:56 AM

    Raj truly deserves the white van.

    polkiccha Monday, 01 November 2010 11:59 AM

    The sad situation is due to people like Ajith the LTTE is depicted as heroic while we know what savage beasts they are.

    polkiccha Monday, 01 November 2010 12:01 PM

    Please don't drag that poor man to each and every conversation. His name is becoming so cheap due to over-use

    C. Senthilan Tuesday, 02 November 2010 02:23 AM

    Are you a Muslim?

    Nina Kamal Monday, 01 November 2010 08:14 AM

    Even as a statue it is better to be a second class citizen in a first class country......!!!

    Jumbuli Jumba Monday, 01 November 2010 08:21 AM

    Foreign Minister, Summon French Ambassdor and ask for explanation immediately.

    Hash Monday, 01 November 2010 08:25 AM

    It will be just another resting place for pigeons

    victoria Tuesday, 02 November 2010 02:53 AM

    The Sri Lankan government is paying a top British PR firm Bell Pottinger Group about £3m ($4.7m) a year to try to enhance the country's post-war image,in UK, UN and EU

    If France is errecting a statue that will damage the Sri Lanka image,this amout of money about 500 million ruees of the tax payers are surely wasted??

    Mario Monday, 01 November 2010 12:18 PM

    ATLEAST FOR ONCE LET THE TAMILS DO WHAT THEY LIKE !!!!

    modawansa Tuesday, 02 November 2010 03:06 AM

    We are so worried about even statues.Shame!Shame!Shame!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 01 November 2010 03:23 AM

    All this talk of crushing terrorism in the European capitals is bunkum since terrorism is interpreted as liberation when it comes to poor countries and real terrorism is only when their own countries are threatened.

    raj Monday, 01 November 2010 03:24 AM

    Can a statu be dangerous to Sri Lanka's security? It is the government of Sri Lanka who engaged negotiation with Tamilselvam.

    Puwak Baddilla Monday, 01 November 2010 03:24 AM

    Do not meddle with decisions taken by sovereign nations. Follow what you preach.

    garawi Monday, 01 November 2010 08:54 AM

    What about another one for Prabha teh terrorist?

    hb Monday, 01 November 2010 03:31 AM

    He's one of the few lucky leaders who was spared from having to witness the total Annihilation of the LTTE at the hands of the Sri Lankan forces

    wasala Monday, 01 November 2010 03:31 AM

    Put up one of Carla Bruni why bother about terrorists.

    Bird Eye Monday, 01 November 2010 03:43 AM

    Raj
    It’s the statue worshipers are the dangerous lot.

    Ajith Monday, 01 November 2010 03:43 AM

    May be then SL should recommend that they erect statues for 20 or more Action Against Hunger (The French Charity) Aid workers killed in Mutur? or has the SL govt conveniently forgotten that incident???

    Fayad Monday, 01 November 2010 03:47 AM

    In sri lanka if we erect Osama Bin landen statue what will be the world Option ??????
    same Apply s to the west as well.

    lankaputha Monday, 01 November 2010 03:48 AM

    You are true, please ask whether US will allow to erect a Obama's photo at least in Some rural place in USA?

    Sam Monday, 01 November 2010 01:20 PM

    Yeah, so let's go and erect a statue of Hitler in front of the French embassy here and a statue of Osama in front of the US embassy and let's see what they will do.

    Sri Lanka Monday, 01 November 2010 03:57 AM

    Hik.. hik.... This creates History... This will be the world first statue of "Barber". Guinness record.....

    faqi Monday, 01 November 2010 03:58 AM

    Why are people here commenting on something not yet done, also why are we insulting France and the French people?. If its being erected on private property in a free country with the approval of the local government there is nothing one could do. But if its being erected on public property, then people have a right to object. Also without going crazy and writing nonsense, a concerted effort should be made to inform the French Government and the French citizens, who really Thamilchelvam was; that he was a common terrorist belonging to one of the worlds worst terror groups and that he had innocent blood on his hands of both Tamil & Sinhala citizens of Sri Lanka, further that we all vehemently object to any form of representation of this terrorist being erected on the soil of the Republic of France ,

    rosh Monday, 01 November 2010 04:01 AM

    good one !! I dont mind having a one here in SL also !

    Surasena Monday, 01 November 2010 04:01 AM

    have you heard there are negotations with plane hijackers. thats to save human lives not because of they are to be honoured.

    jayant Monday, 01 November 2010 04:04 AM

    Now we can see who has the better clout in France, is it S/L Government or the Tamil diaspora?

    Nilantha Monday, 01 November 2010 04:05 AM

    Do France allow to put up statues of 9/11 attackers in France or even in Europe ..? TC statue is similar to this.

    elo Monday, 01 November 2010 04:05 AM

    Why should Sri Lanka worry about that, we should only opPose to such things IF and WHEN some sick person wants to have a statue on our MOTHERLAND.

    Dhiga Monday, 01 November 2010 04:12 AM

    Let them remove the Eifel tower and errect a statue of Prabhakaran! who the hell cares?

    Gen Monday, 01 November 2010 01:44 PM

    Is he really dead??..:)

    sumal Tuesday, 02 November 2010 04:36 AM

    Instead a Buddha statue should be erected in the same place.

    lankaputha Monday, 01 November 2010 04:16 AM

    Ela malli, kawuda ohoma dewal hituwe...

    AJ - DXB Monday, 01 November 2010 09:46 AM

    This is hapenning in another country and why should we bother? The statue will be the foundation stone and next will be the France facing terror

    matara kolla Monday, 01 November 2010 09:50 AM

    This is another desperate attempt to resurrect the flagging support for LTTE. France watch it, next move will be to demand a public holiday. Typical, give an inch, take a yard.

    KD Tuesday, 02 November 2010 04:55 AM

    (L)osers (T)hat's (T)he (E)nd

    Ravi Monday, 01 November 2010 09:59 AM

    cant we can have another god...................come on guys

    Ravi Monday, 01 November 2010 10:07 AM

    Brothers its not the statue you may concentrate,there are lot of TV ,radio ,magazine ,meetings,....lot of things going on a ban terror group and purely anti sri lanka,all those relavant autorities knows ,but their eyes are closed,ears are shut,only the money suddenly time to time appearing in their personal bank ac without their knowledge.have our govt,or ambassadors doing anything..........they also got family

    modawansa Monday, 01 November 2010 05:08 AM

    Agreed.

    tamilian Monday, 01 November 2010 05:09 AM

    Then shut up and watch the statue being erected

    Prabhakaran Monday, 01 November 2010 03:07 PM

    Adey adey. What about a statue for me? Have you fellows forgotten I was Thsmilselvam's boss?

    ajith Tuesday, 02 November 2010 05:27 AM

    The statue should hold a pair of scissors and a mirror!!!!!!

    tamil Monday, 01 November 2010 03:11 PM

    By LTTE ?...i m sure even you dont believe what you are saying.

    SF Monday, 01 November 2010 05:19 AM

    Let them Build the Statue
    We will ship pigeons to France

    tamil Monday, 01 November 2010 03:13 PM

    What about status for some war criminals ?

    nick Monday, 01 November 2010 05:28 AM

    Do we have High commissions in non-commonwealth countries?? I know only Sri Lankan 'Embassy' in France not HC.

    gUL fERNANDO Monday, 01 November 2010 05:28 AM

    The erection of the statue shoul be in Sirikotha

    The Judge Monday, 01 November 2010 10:15 AM

    What about people putting up statues in their memory while they are still living???????????

    Thamilsel..... Tuesday, 02 November 2010 05:46 AM

    Guys, Im already dead, let me rest in peace!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    nikita Monday, 01 November 2010 05:49 AM

    well said, Even if they want to build a tamil home land in france, we dont mind. as far as not in SRI LANKA.

    KD Monday, 01 November 2010 05:55 AM

    Obama or Osama. You know there is a big difference :)

    snf4 Monday, 01 November 2010 05:58 AM

    First time I heard about a High Commission of Sri Lank in a non commonwealth country. i thought SL has an embassy in France.

    eddy Monday, 01 November 2010 04:14 PM

    Do whatever but not in Sri Lanka.

    Karthik Tuesday, 02 November 2010 06:28 AM

    What is the name of Srilanka in 15th century?

    modawansa Monday, 01 November 2010 06:23 AM

    Agreed.That should be the next step.

    knight rider Monday, 01 November 2010 06:24 AM

    At least people will have something to spit on...

    modawansa Monday, 01 November 2010 06:25 AM

    This should be done on a step by step basis.Please be patient and support the process.

    Smart Aleck Monday, 01 November 2010 10:49 AM

    Why don't they put up a statue of Bin Laden at the end of the Champs Elysee?

    modawansa Monday, 01 November 2010 06:26 AM

    Did anyone ask you whether you mind it or not?

    modawansa Monday, 01 November 2010 06:28 AM

    Next will be a statue for SF in Welikada.

    monarawila nilame Monday, 01 November 2010 06:30 AM

    Tamil people should have their rights to erect a statue or what ever they want, as long as they do it in another country not in Sri Lanka. King Dutu Gemunu (not the present one) erected a chaithya and named it " Elara Maha Seya " after defeating him. Elara is a King and Thamil Chelvam is a murderer and a ruthless terrorist. Please keep that in mind and make sure, not carry even a photo of any LTTE terrorist within Sri Lankan soil.

    CW Monday, 01 November 2010 06:32 AM

    Faqi ,try to build Osama Bin Laden's statue in your front yard. You will the reaction of so called super powers.


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