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PMK founder-leader Dr S Ramadoss on Wednesday urged the United Nations and the Union government to immediately intervene in retrieving 7,000 sqkm of Tamil areas and prevent heavy militarisation of the Tamil provinces in Sri Lanka.

In a statement here, Ramadoss said the Lankan government had acquired 6,400 acres in north and eastern Valikamam for setting up the Jaffna Zonal Army Headquarters in continuation of the extensive militarisation of the North and Eastern provinces.

Stating that this area in Jaffna district was taken over by Sri Lankan army in the early 1990s, he said the government had now come out with this move at a time when there was expectation that the vast expanse of land would be restored to Tamils.

Pointing out that the Tamils used to lived in areas spread over nearly 18,880 sqkm, Ramadoss said 7,000 sqkm was taken away by the army after the end of war in 2009.

“In these areas, army camps and habitations for Sinhalese have come up and  around 2,500 temples and 400 churches have been demolished,” Ramadoss alleged.

Reiterating that Sri Lanka has been engaged in permanently stamping out the cultural identities of Tamils, he said the Tamil regions were witnessing rapid demographic changes.

“Efforts are on to make Sinhalese the majority people in traditional Tamil areas. All such actions go against all UN regulations.”

Accusing President Mahindra Rajapaksa’s regime of snatching the livelihood of Tamils, he said the Lankan government, rather than rehabilitating them in their native places, had deprived them of their land holdings and houses. “World nations including India and the UN must intervene and restore the lands of Tamils and halt militarisation of Tamil areas,” he appealed. (Source: New Indian Express)

  Comments - 33

  • Don Thursday, 25 April 2013 08:39 AM

    Please forgive him. He just realized something called "UN regulations" are there. He was not aware of those during LTTE time.

    ANTON Thursday, 25 April 2013 07:00 AM


    Seelawathie Thursday, 25 April 2013 07:01 AM

    Yeah, first give human rights to Dalits in Tamil Nadu. Dalits have no rights at all and they are untouchables. Why don't you give them some rights.?.

    Abdul Thursday, 25 April 2013 07:21 AM

    why this guy is trying to influence his indian way of thinking to sri lanka. we dont separate land with religion or race. we are all sri lankans are we dont have tamil lands buddhist lands and muslim lands here. all we have is sri lankan land.

    Grace Thursday, 25 April 2013 07:21 AM

    First tell your Govt. to retrieve your lands occupied by other countries.

    Grace Thursday, 25 April 2013 07:26 AM

    It seems in Tamil Nadu, Election campaign has already started.

    sumanasena Thursday, 25 April 2013 07:27 AM

    First build some TOILETs in Tamil Nadu to stop people shitting by the roadside & on the rail track.

    subha perera Thursday, 25 April 2013 07:36 AM

    No Sinhalese areas either in SL.. everyone lives everywhere after peace.. Its time for SL to take over Nadu..

    Truth Thursday, 25 April 2013 08:05 AM

    Tamils politicians think lands in North are only for Tamils.
    they are for it.

    Seguson Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:58 AM

    Dr Ramdas, you better find porper teatment for your unability of standing on your feet properly rather than poking your filthy finger into our own business.

    solico Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:33 AM

    except in Jaffna for Sinhalese.

    karudan Thursday, 25 April 2013 12:11 PM

    When was the last time you visited Jaffna? There are now more Sinhalese than tamils in Jaffna. And Sinhalese are much safer in Jaffna than Tamils whose has been grabbed by the government.

    Harfim Friday, 26 April 2013 03:43 AM

    What a great idea this is so that Jaffna peninsula and the Northern province can be annexed as part of Tamil Nadu?

    xlntgson Friday, 26 April 2013 03:55 AM

    No nation is safe, nationality is redefined by drones!

    Pradeep Gomes Friday, 26 April 2013 04:00 AM

    wow Tamil areas, Muslim areas what else?

    Prem Friday, 26 April 2013 10:47 AM

    Here goes another clown.

    pinhamy Friday, 26 April 2013 12:14 PM

    Sri Lanka is for Sri Lankans.Of course who are these...?
    They just cry for nothing but for cheap politics.Let these in TN cry,Sri Lanka will march forward with prosperity and as a develop nation.
    This idiot must be sworn in as minister, as majority does not have decent place for their big job but mostly trees,bushes and road sides...

    surain Thursday, 25 April 2013 05:42 AM

    mind your business in your country man. indian habit of peeping

    King Kong Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:51 AM

    Don't worry, tomorrow he will say something totally against to this commence. He is known to public as a "Man of Confusion"

    Darrak Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:46 AM

    Yes. Anyone can live anywhere. There are no tamil, sinhalese or Muslim areas.

    asian Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:43 AM

    Oh no!!! Here we go again, why the UN doesn’t make Tamil Nadu a state for the Mentally Retarded

    Nodrog Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:42 AM

    Another ignorant Indian moron. He should look into the Kashmir issue before poking his dirty finger in SL.

    Nodrog Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:40 AM

    Who is this guy and who invited him to poke into our affairs? If he has solved all the other issues in India maybe he can now focus on the Kashmir issue instead of SL.

    rakavan Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:30 AM

    And there are no Sinhalese lands either

    Darrak Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:26 AM

    First build some toilets in Tamil Nadu before talking about retrieving lands in another country.

    Oshanda Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:20 AM

    First safe guard the safety of Millions of Kerala people , with out putting their lives on risk by letting them build the Mullaperiyar dam, rather than owning it by force.

    Truth Hurts Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:18 AM


    Suq Madique Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:21 AM

    Another insignificant Indian MP seeking two-minutes free publicity. Desperate?

    DHA Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:18 AM

    Mr. Ramadoss where were you when LTTE snatched Tamils Lands.....

    Rama Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:13 AM

    This is another nut from tamilnadu. All these political jokers seem to have very poor common sense.

    Vernon Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:00 AM

    Yes there are no Tamil Provinces or Sinhalese Provinces in Sri Lanka. Any sri lankan speaking any language can live anywhere, as they wish.

    ANTON Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:00 AM


    chinwi Thursday, 25 April 2013 05:56 AM

    There are no Tamil areas in Sri lanka.

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