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President Mahinda Rajapakse has reportedly asked the Tamil Political Parties Forum (TPPF) how they can find fault with Sinhalese people settling in North when Tamil and Muslim people dominate Colombo.

He raised this question in a discussion he had with the Forum today afternoon, General Secretary of the Democratic People Front Dr. N. Kumaraguruparan told Tamil Mirror online.

The President said this in response to a question on Sinhala settlement posed by the Secretary General of Tamil National Liberation Alliance M.K Sivajilingam.

President Mahinda Rajapakse said he was going to instruct the Attorney General to expedite the cases in connection with Tamil prisoners who are detained for minor offences, Kumaraguruparan told.  (Tamil

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  • Common Man Saturday, 27 November 2010 10:33 AM

    President is very good, but, surrounded with bad advisors (lanu dena).

    ajanth Saturday, 27 November 2010 12:56 PM

    how many tamils settled in colombo? they all paying rent to sinhalese. and most of tamils they purchased apartment and staying there. why sinhalese cant do like that?

    Fanam Saturday, 27 November 2010 12:31 PM

    Common Man, Tamil Nadu people refers to the Southern State of India and it has nothing to do with Sri Lanka. Tamil Nadu people can live anywhere in India if they are allowed in other States. We were discussing about communities in Sri Lanka. Feel sorry for your misunderstanding.

    Ricky Saturday, 27 November 2010 12:20 PM

    Well they have to pay their taxes. Did they not get their cahs lump sums from the terrorist organisation?

    prashanth Saturday, 27 November 2010 12:14 PM


    Sribala Saturday, 27 November 2010 12:05 PM

    Who are the terrorists? GOSL?

    Sribala Saturday, 27 November 2010 12:04 PM

    Because Trincomalee is the Capital of Tamil- Eelam, which Homeland of Tamils.

    Common Man Saturday, 27 November 2010 10:59 AM

    We had so many capitals under various Sinhalese Kings & Kingdoms, why only mention Trincomale. The closest other race who could claim after Sinhalese is Chinese. (China Bay still exists) Others can watch and wait like good boys.

    johan ksa Saturday, 27 November 2010 10:48 AM

    We must not take only Colombo as an example,there
    are lot of sinhala dominated areas in south,Musilms and
    tamil dominated areas in east and north.

    The regions where the problems were there for many
    decades, which has paralysed our economy and prosperity,
    that issue
    should be amicably settled.That is the permanent full stop
    to the civil war.

    Southern boy Saturday, 27 November 2010 10:47 AM

    If one cares to delve into Census records going back to 4-5 decades and Survey Plans, there is documentary evidence of Sinhalese communities living side by side with tamils in Jaffna peninsula. So this is not a case of govt colonisation, but terrorist encroachment.

    Ganeshen Saturday, 27 November 2010 01:20 PM

    good question ! any Sri Lankan can live in wherever in the isled s/he likes . No discrimination on the ethnicity

    Common Man Saturday, 27 November 2010 10:28 AM

    Give your Valuable Idea to Canada, Australia, & U.S.A . They need someone to remind before it is too late for them.

    Common Man Saturday, 27 November 2010 10:26 AM

    Ceylon (Sinhala Land) is the only country you find Sinhala speaking people in whole wide universe. Some people can’t stomach it for their own convenience. People must live where they belong, the world will be a peaceful place then.

    paths Saturday, 27 November 2010 10:01 AM

    Tamils r not opposed to Singalese voluntaryly going to the N-E to live. What they object to is State sponsored colonisation
    designed to alter the demography of the N-E, which acc to the UN Charter amounts to GENOCIDE.

    Sribala Saturday, 27 November 2010 09:33 AM

    That is NOT the intention of Tamils & Muslims to live in Colombo. There are choice for them. In reality, the Tamils & Muslims are wish to move to their own homeland in North and Northeast, if the capital of their homeland is re-established in Trincomalee.

    Janakan Saturday, 27 November 2010 08:42 AM

    When Orisa ppl are ruling the country why Tamil nadu ppl cant live !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sin-ger Lanka Saturday, 27 November 2010 07:26 AM

    Agreed to above all without any doubt. His minus points are.
    1. Coop -corrupted ministers still in the cabinet, no action against them.
    2. Increasing the public sector by Quantity, Quality of service in question?.
    3. Giving priority to his constituency, some areas are completely neglected, (i.e., Kalutara District).
    4. Not letting political opponents to practice their rights.
    End of the day, the politician is a politician; main concern is to be in power.

    RKRK Saturday, 27 November 2010 07:17 AM

    Being a Tamil from Colombo, I agree with President in this matter, Tamil parties should stop talking about sinhala settlement in the North, Instead talk about economic development in North. Also should talk about the law and order situation as its getting worse with robbery, kidnappings etc. in the whole island which leads to huge lose in foreign exchange as wealthy people send their savings abroad to safer destinations like India.

    Common Man Saturday, 27 November 2010 07:12 AM

    In Sri Lanka Tamil Nadu people live anywhere and everywhere, but, Sinhalese are not allowed to do so. WHY???.

    Senarath Saturday, 27 November 2010 07:11 AM

    The president has said the right thing. For example, in all the States of India, people from other States live for centuries. In Chennai Telugu people(from Andhra) live shoulder to shoulder with Tamils. However, Marwari people(from Rajasthan) dominate the business scene. They buy land and build. But there is no objection from anybody because they are Indians. The same is happening in Sri Lanka, although Tamils object to Sinhalese settling down in Jaffna. Against this background, the president is absolutely correct!

    magi nona Saturday, 27 November 2010 06:44 AM

    Let us resettle wWHICH Doctorrrrr Mervyn in Jafna

    Royce Sunday, 28 November 2010 03:02 AM

    Uniting all corrupted ministers in his cabinet

    Sahan Monday, 29 November 2010 04:49 AM

    Can Any Sinhalese open Business in Kathankudi?

    Sam Monday, 29 November 2010 03:55 AM


    Common Man Sunday, 28 November 2010 09:33 AM

    Why not, Kiribathgoda is part of Sri Lanka.

    Mani Sunday, 28 November 2010 06:39 AM

    Well said Sir

    ulg Sunday, 28 November 2010 06:35 AM

    well said/asked.

    Common Man Sunday, 28 November 2010 05:11 AM

    We have to catch the bull by the Horn.

    Royce Sunday, 28 November 2010 03:11 AM

    Resettle displaced tamils in hambantota and then go ahed.

    Mushi Saturday, 27 November 2010 06:43 AM

    Good response from Tamil in colombo!

    Priyantha Saturday, 27 November 2010 11:27 PM

    Clearly explained. I agree with you

    PD Saturday, 27 November 2010 08:03 PM

    Well said Mr. Public.
    Enshrine it in the constitution.
    Bet you wont survive if you touch our Buddist County.

    raju Saturday, 27 November 2010 04:26 PM

    Nice one... you mean Two million Tamils and Muslims live in colombo are paid by tigers..???
    why a government couldnt pay at least A SALARY INCREMENT for 1 Million Government Servants..????

    raju Saturday, 27 November 2010 04:21 PM


    PD Saturday, 27 November 2010 03:52 PM

    Fanam, Well explained

    Above the crowd Saturday, 27 November 2010 03:51 PM

    They should be jailed for inciting communal disharmony, should be wiped publicly in the Galle Face green,we can see their butt too.

    PD Saturday, 27 November 2010 03:50 PM

    "Common Man" Your comment is NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE. You don't know what you are talking about.

    Above the crowd Saturday, 27 November 2010 03:46 PM

    Why don't they buy the Apartments in Jaffna . or build an apartment complex in Jaffna?They got easy visas to the Western countries,made money, and buying up Colombo.

    Common Man Saturday, 27 November 2010 01:58 PM

    What is the difference?.

    Dinitha Friday, 26 November 2010 06:03 PM

    every citizen in Sri Lanka has the right to live anywhere. So MR is correct.

    Ramzil Friday, 26 November 2010 09:34 PM

    I fully agree with him.

    Everyone has a right to live everywhere no matter how they are settled. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

    Varathan Friday, 26 November 2010 09:07 PM

    Voluntary setting in north is not a fault. Fault is colonization with hidden agenda

    Sanka Chandima Abaya Friday, 26 November 2010 09:06 PM

    that racial and fascist law of thesawalame must be removed form the books of legislations.

    jeya Friday, 26 November 2010 08:55 PM

    Pls use your head (if any brain there functioning)... Those people paid millions to buy apts... not a settlement

    Mendis Friday, 26 November 2010 08:37 PM

    You have a demonic mind too.

    Prof. Ravi Kulatunga Friday, 26 November 2010 08:24 PM

    These guys don't want to come to any peaceful settlement. Tamil politicians have been the bane of the Tamil people. Tamil people should gt rid of all of them

    anura Friday, 26 November 2010 07:20 PM

    see no points in meeting ... , same song....

    Smith Friday, 26 November 2010 07:06 PM

    Good justification Mr. President, so... no tamil homeland! Guys (TPPF) what's your next step? Join the President!

    YURI Friday, 26 November 2010 06:40 PM

    Mr President, this is what called of the Island Capital. if you had asked in Gale or matara. that was claver.

    Ceylonese Friday, 26 November 2010 06:31 PM

    Good question anyway

    victoria Friday, 26 November 2010 06:19 PM

    Will the MP for Hambantota or its peopl, tolerte the landless Sri Lankans from Kandy, being given land by the goverment and settle them there?

    Premadasa soysa Friday, 26 November 2010 10:00 PM

    Let them look for the pot of gold at the foot of the rainbow. The rest shall move on.

    MagodisThuma Friday, 26 November 2010 05:06 PM

    Very good & intelligent question Sir...
    Tamils can live anywhere in the island...
    But Sinhalese cant... Ridicules !.

    Sri Lankan Public Friday, 26 November 2010 04:37 PM

    Well said Mr. President, Sri Lanka is a country of mixed races and faiths.

    Pottuvil putha Friday, 26 November 2010 04:34 PM

    This is discrimination against Sihalese. Tamils have overrun Colombo, Sinhalese never complained and live in harmony. This is where racial tension start. Must watch these selfish tamils.

    We pepole Friday, 26 November 2010 04:06 PM

    Well done sir. A critical question nobody asked directley before which should be asked long time ago. And a question all sinhalese had.

    demon Friday, 26 November 2010 04:03 PM

    mr president what about grabbing money from tamil and muslim businessmen in colombo?

    Sylvo Friday, 26 November 2010 03:42 PM

    excellent question

    harin Friday, 26 November 2010 03:34 PM

    That is a good one... most Tamils from the North and East are in most of the apartments in Colombo now, are they also going back ? Isn't that settlement ?

    longus Friday, 26 November 2010 03:24 PM

    A very good point!

    Mel Friday, 26 November 2010 02:39 PM

    Well said!

    pandula Friday, 26 November 2010 02:28 PM

    Good Question Sir.

    MJ Saturday, 27 November 2010 04:07 AM

    Hambantota will openly welcome ANY immigrants as the city is looking to expand and they need citizens to do so

    Fanam Saturday, 27 November 2010 06:37 AM

    In any country in the world or most countries, Capital is the place where you would find people of all classes, ethnicities or even nationals mix. Its not something to be worried about as long as it progresses. I dont think that Tamils and Muslims moved into Colombo with a plan. Some Tamils moved because of war and some of course for terrorist support. Muslims are traditionally a business community so they moved to Colombo many years ago. The only question here is that Tamils and Muslims should be able to live in North or not and the answer should be they should be able to live anywhere in united Sri Lanka.

    Jay Saturday, 27 November 2010 06:11 AM

    I think Tamils are not against Sinhalese living in North or East, but what they are against is the govt sponsored new settlements (not the resettlement). Tamils came to Colombo other parts of South on their own with their own money. If Sinhalese want do the same I think Tamils would welcome that.

    SL Saturday, 27 November 2010 05:54 AM

    How about expulsion of Sinhalese and Muslims from Jaffna.

    nagu Saturday, 27 November 2010 05:43 AM

    good one

    R Fernando Saturday, 27 November 2010 05:31 AM

    Yes....paid millions to the LTTE in exchange for the "apartments" which they were forced to buy as a means of contributing to swell the coffers of the terrorists.

    Man B Saturday, 27 November 2010 05:12 AM

    Every one can live anywhere in the country but they cant capture the land of others.

    Sinha Tamilan Saturday, 27 November 2010 04:50 AM

    Excellent President / Head of State ever the world had for:-

    1. Unity among his own family members.
    2. Unity among all political parties and members of his party.
    3. Unity among all communities by asking everyone to learn all three languages.
    4. Unity among all religions and respecting religious leaders
    5. For developing north & east for the first time after 1948.
    6. Educating his children in ordinary school, not in International schools like other people and for teaching them good habbits & not allowing them to go to casinos etc.
    7. Solving any problems at the initial stage.
    8. maintaining excellent relationship with other countries in the world.
    10 Taking care of sick & needy
    11. Developing schools, religious places, roads, bridges etc.
    12. meeting all types of professional & non professional people.
    ETC ETC ETC...............................................

    gUL fERNANDO Saturday, 27 November 2010 04:38 AM

    Check with Mr Ranil W as he will soon come to power

    Fayad Saturday, 27 November 2010 04:25 AM

    MR don't give political solution based on Race Or Religion consider all as Sri lankans.
    then we can have a bright future as Sri lankans

    SL Friday, 26 November 2010 02:23 PM

    At least the president has a backbone to call a spade as a spade.

    MJ Saturday, 27 November 2010 04:06 AM

    PLS, its an equal opportunity exploitation, even Sinhalese have paid LOL

    Ruwan Ferdinandez Saturday, 27 November 2010 02:56 AM

    A president with a backbone.

    Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 27 November 2010 02:50 AM

    This talking & acting with a backbone is why people still have faith in this president that he will deiver the "goods" though poor people find the Goods so expensive.

    A Tamil in Colombo Saturday, 27 November 2010 02:22 AM

    There is a distinction between state funded colonising -settlement at state expense; and Tamils buying property out of their own funds and residing in Colombo

    don Saturday, 27 November 2010 02:07 AM

    For importing contraband.

    kuthbuddin Saturday, 27 November 2010 01:46 AM

    excellent question MR PRESIDENT this racist Tamil political parties are the destroyers of united Srilanka.

    ampare son Saturday, 27 November 2010 12:41 AM

    Thank you sir. we proud of you.

    MagodisThuma Saturday, 27 November 2010 12:26 AM

    Why not welcome to Hambantota...but without bombs !.

    Mervyn Saturday, 27 November 2010 12:08 AM

    Can the President ask allow a Tamil or Muslim to open up shops at Kiribathgoda?

    Harbi Friday, 26 November 2010 11:37 PM

    Well doen Sir,

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