A day after a ferry service from Tuticorin to Colombo was flagged off, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa today asked the central government to suspend it, saying her government was not consulted on the move.
Submitting a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi, copies of which were released to the media in Chennai, Jayalalithaa said the ferry service has been resumed at a most inopportune time. The service was suspended in 1983.
"The Tamil Nadu legislative assembly has recently passed a resolution urging the Government of India to initiate action by working with other nations for the imposition of an economic embargo on the Government of Sri Lanka, until the Tamils who are now living in camps are resettled in their own places and are allowed to live with dignity and with equal constitutional rights on par with the Sinhalese," the memorandum noted.
According to the memorandum, as the resolution was well accepted by the people of Tamil Nadu, resumption of the ferry service between Tuticorin and Colombo will not be advisable and it will be against the sentiments of the people.
Flagging of the ferry service Monday, union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan said the government is working on resuming the ferry service between Rameswaram and Talaimannar that was discontinued in the 1980s.
The ferry service will leave for Colombo on Mondays and Fridays while the return service from Colombo will be on Wednesdays and Sundays. (IANS)
Konde Bendapuchhena Tuesday, 14 June 2011 09:56 AM
What is wrong with this woman all of a sudden She is gone mad at Sri Lanka,but She just can t do any thing ,
Rupesinghe Tuesday, 14 June 2011 10:08 AM
Lanke Banda Tuesday, 14 June 2011 10:09 AM
This woman should be treated soon before she catches Rabies.
ransam Tuesday, 14 June 2011 10:05 AM
Best example that we should not implement 13 amendment.
Nesh Tuesday, 14 June 2011 10:10 AM
Hey lady! you seem to be jumping alot, Soon you will fall down Mr Gotta is watching
David Tuesday, 14 June 2011 10:10 AM
India is not TN, there are 27 other states who warmly welcome Sri Lankans, specially Maharashtra from where we originated from ...
nimal Tuesday, 14 June 2011 10:13 AM
Parliament Jokes .........
UK TAMIL BOY Tuesday, 14 June 2011 11:04 AM
JAYALALITHA GREAT MOVE , AND CONTINUE WE WILL SUPPORT YOU.
Diaspora Tamil Tuesday, 14 June 2011 12:24 PM
Mifaz Tuesday, 14 June 2011 12:28 PM
But tamil nadu is where our north and east originates..
dutugamunu Tuesday, 14 June 2011 12:33 PM
Most of the poor Tamils who have their relatives and friends in TN benifited from this service.This itself shows how TN care about SL tamils.
DUWI Tuesday, 14 June 2011 12:37 PM
Then lets have a ferry service between Sri Lanka and China.
DHA Wednesday, 15 June 2011 05:33 AM
She's mentally ill.....
Mashook Wednesday, 15 June 2011 07:00 AM
This woman is MAD, she is talking tat the Government of Sri Lanka has not granted rights for Tamil. This woman staying in INDIA and no nothing about Sri Lankan Tamils except if her friends talk about it.. Should come to Sri Lanka and live for one month to know the FREEDOM & DIGNITY of Tamils has got. How the Government has granted equal rights with co-community. This SPINSTER knows to ACT & TALK only. AMMA better concentrate on TAMIL NADU than our NADU
xlntgson Wednesday, 15 June 2011 09:50 AM
Diversion tactics! There is more opposition to the ferry service here than in TN, see the Rupesinghe's comment above!
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