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India’s MDMK general secretary Vaiko on Saturday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure the immediate removal of Sri Lankan naval vessels from Katchatheevu island, Indian media reports said.

In a letter to Singh, Vaiko said there were reports that Chinese vessels and Chinese navy personnel in Sri Lankan vessels had been spotted in the Palk Strait that divides India and Sri Lanka.

This, he said, "poses an impending challenge to the sovereign rights of India".

Terming the stationing of Sri Lankan battleships near Katchatheevu a trial balloon, Vaiko said: "The government should take up this serious issue with the Sri Lankan government and take appropriate steps so that the Sri Lankan naval vessels (are) withdrawn immediately."
Political parties in Tamil Nadu have been pressing the Indian government to cancel a 1974 agreement under which New Delhi ceded the island to Colombo.

Vaiko said for years Tamil Nadu fishermen had been attacked and killed by the Sri Lankan Navy in the sea.
"So far, 578 Tamil Nadu fishermen have been mercilessly killed," he said.

"In such a situation, battleships of the Sri Lankan Navy are stationed near Katchatheevu and their navy personnel have threatened the Tamil Nadu fishermen who had gone fishing (there)," Vaiko said.

However, the Sri Lankan navy denied all these allegations against it saying that some groups were trying to tarnish the image of the Sri Lanka Navy.

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  • lal Sunday, 02 June 2013 06:22 AM

    What is required is explicit language to convince third rate jokers like Vaiko. I know what to tell this fellow but I doubt The Nirror would publish.

    Nims Monday, 03 June 2013 11:05 AM

    My middle finger salute to Vaiko

    Sinhala Yaka Monday, 03 June 2013 10:15 AM

    First he must remove his Amude.

    John Fernandez Monday, 03 June 2013 09:22 AM

    Yes Sir
    The entire Sri Lankan army must withdraw from Sri Lanka....and the air force and the navy as well. Withdraw from Srilanka at once..!!

    Randy Monday, 03 June 2013 08:54 AM

    Viko- The best joker of India. good for film industry

    Ravi Seneviratne Monday, 03 June 2013 06:08 AM

    And replace them with Indian fishing boats ???????

    malli Monday, 03 June 2013 06:07 AM

    Look after your own people first without looking in to welfare of the people of another country. Your own people have many grievances please address them if you are a true patriot.

    RaKa Monday, 03 June 2013 06:01 AM

    Damn! Sri Lanka has Battleships. Last time I checked no one in the world had a Battleship in service.

    kithudugama Sunday, 02 June 2013 11:00 AM

    China will get Kachchativ on a platter. You will have to eat cow dung

    Rakitha Sunday, 02 June 2013 06:33 AM

    Go mind your business you crazy Terrorist!!!! Katchatheevu is a part of Sri Lanka and we have the right to put what we want you idiot!!!!!!! Go get a life looser!!!

    Suq Madique Sunday, 02 June 2013 01:19 AM

    Why can't these dimwits understand that the only and easiest way to solve this issue is for their fishermen NOT TO STRAY into SL waters. Problem solved.

    ANTON Sunday, 02 June 2013 06:19 AM

    VAIKO, THOSE VESSELS BELONG TO CHINA, GO AND TELL THEM FIRST.

    Vas Sunday, 02 June 2013 04:55 AM

    This fellow doesn't keep his foul mouth shut.

    Naz Sunday, 02 June 2013 04:44 AM

    Stupid ,idiot politician. Give Andaman and Nicobar to Malaysia. If you talk about Kachativu. Can we get Indian gas fields in Mannar Basin in exchange.

    Fusion Sunday, 02 June 2013 04:30 AM

    Look who's back again.

    ANTON Sunday, 02 June 2013 03:15 AM

    EMPTY BARRELS MAKE THE MOST NOISE.

    Placeholder Sunday, 02 June 2013 01:52 AM

    Everytime a Tamil generates a hoax the standard response by GoSL has been that they are trying to 'tarnish the image' of GoSL. Its all in the language. They need to employ good english communicators to convey in no so mundane words.

    Dr.so and so Sunday, 02 June 2013 01:45 AM

    Mr.Vaiko, we love your country as our Greatest religion originated in your country. Please do not spread lies.

    Nodrog Sunday, 02 June 2013 01:42 AM

    Knowing full well the futility of issuing this statement Vaiko still resorts to cheap publicity for the benefit of the silly masses in India.

    Nodrog Sunday, 02 June 2013 01:36 AM

    Mind your own damn business. SL is NOT a part of India despite what you cheap politicians think.


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