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SL should show flexibility to resolve Tamils issue: BJP

27 September 2014 03:10 am - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


BJP said the Sri Lankan government has to show flexibility for resolving the problems of ethnic Tamils in the country and it can be achieved only through devolution of power.

BJP leaders, who attended an international conference of Asian political parties in Colombo, during their meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa stressed on the need for immediately starting dialogue with Tamil National Alliance and other representatives of the Tamil community.  

They said that a permanent settlement of the pending Tamil issues within the frame work of Sri Lanka Constitution is imperative for restoring peace in Sri Lanka as well progress of the region, which had huge potential of emerging as a major force in the world.

"The resolution of the Tamil problem is only through devolution. Finishing of terrorism should not be taken as finishing of the problems.

"Resolution should become a reality which was promised by the Sri Lankan government
"It has to be flexible, sensible and creative. Sri Lankan government has to take the issue in this way," he said.

He said the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for promoting religious and cultural tourism between India and Sri Lanka has evoked consensus on both sides and ties have improved in the recent past.

The BJP leader claimed that ever since the new government came to power, there is "no shoot-at-sight or targeting" of fishermen and they are not kept in custody for long. Also, 94 fishermen have been released by the Sri Lankans.

Rao said the need for a new Maritime Indo-Lankan policy to solve this recurrent problem of Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen to the satisfaction of all was also emphasised.

The BJP leader also brushed aside criticism of their visit in Tamil Nadu, saying "we think engagement is always important" in resolving issue. (The Economic Times)

  Comments - 19

  • Suq Madique Saturday, 27 September 2014 09:57 AM

    Successive Indian govts have meddled in our affairs and its time we tell them to first keep their house in order before trying to tidy ours. Crying crocodile tears for SL will not win them Indian votes.

    malij Sunday, 28 September 2014 09:53 AM

    Any fool can give advise.
    Also, people in glass housed should not to throw stones.

    Rohan Lingam Sunday, 28 September 2014 06:38 AM

    The only solution is to give devolution of powers to joint North and East similar to the powers in Scotland,Wales and Northern Ireland. Tamils in other regions have gone their for employment. Tamils have gone to other parts of the world for security and employment.Scottish people are living in other parts of UK. Even a moron will understand that Tamil speaking people have a language,culture,ethnicity and religion of their own. If devolution of powers are given and North and East are economically improved Tamils will move towards their land.

    dharmapala Saturday, 27 September 2014 04:55 PM

    srilanka fails to implement , the time has come to implement by indian government

    SLL Saturday, 27 September 2014 04:09 PM

    Well the adviser should know to practice before preaching...

    mount Saturday, 27 September 2014 08:38 PM

    All Indians political parties expecting TAMILNADU votes. They wont stop. So MR dont care.

    malij Saturday, 27 September 2014 02:20 PM

    Then how about culture and lands in other areas of the Island?. They are not divided along the lines of race. Then why only north?

    jinadasa Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:25 PM

    Very well said .I do agree with all the comments via DM iPad app

    jinadasa Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:25 PM

    Very well said .I do agree with all the comments via DM iPad app

    Suri Saturday, 27 September 2014 10:27 AM

    So the tamils could not get their own independent homeland in India (ie tamil nadu), and now they want it in Sri Lanka? As if that is going to ever happen. What culture and lands are you talking about? Those lands belong to the people of Sri Lanka - which means Singhalese, Tamils and Muslims!

    ANTON Saturday, 27 September 2014 04:45 AM


    jacoobian Saturday, 27 September 2014 08:49 AM

    So better do not solve any problems .. Eh ??

    Gamini Saturday, 27 September 2014 07:19 AM

    How will devolution of power to one region solve problems of the Tamils in other regions?

    Mason Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:30 AM

    This is being said by India for the past many years. Up to now no meaningful steps have been taken to redress problems of Tamils.

    Saskia Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:25 AM

    Very correct, devolution of power will solve the issues. At least with this powers we can save our culture and lands in north and east.

    Gimhan Saturday, 27 September 2014 11:55 AM

    Sri Lanka is not a colony of India.

    aiyo Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:09 AM

    Getting tired of this type of typical comment blaming the adviser.

    Gaminis Saturday, 27 September 2014 06:05 AM

    What is the Tamil problem???

    malij Saturday, 27 September 2014 05:26 AM

    Show flexibility towards solving Kashmiri issue.

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