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Tamil Nadu Assembly today adopted a unanimous resolution seeking imposition of economic sanctions against Sri Lanka by India on issues concerning Tamils in the island nation, including alleged human rights violations.

The resolution moved by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa also wanted India to press the United Nations to declare as “war criminals” those who committed alleged crimes during the conflict in Sri Lanka.

Ms. Jayalalithaa said only economic sanctions would “rein in” Sri Lanka, which she said, “did not heed the global opinion when it came to the Tamils issue”.

“If India and other countries impose sanctions, Sri Lanka has to listen to what we say”, she said replying to the debate on the resolution.

She said there were allegations about Sri Lanka committing human rights violations and preventing humanitarian aids from reaching the suffering Tamils, the issues which prompted her to move the resolution.

The Chief Minister said Tamils had been struggling against being treated as “second class citizens in their own country” even after Sri Lanka got independence from the British.

She, however, said terrorism had crept in the name of Tamil Eelam which had even resulted in fratricide.

She recalled that after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 on Tamil soil, the sympathy here towards LTTE had turned into an anger against them.

Ms. Jayalalithaa said it was on her insistence that the Centre had first banned LTTE in India in 1992.

She also recalled that it was her government in 2002 which passed a resolution in the assembly demanding the arrest and extradition of slain LTTE leader V Prabhakaran in connection with Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination.

Taking a dig at her party’s main rival the DMK, she said that it failed to do anything for the welfare of Sri Lankan Tamils and took potshots at party president M Karunanidhi for organising a fast as Chief Minister demanding ceasefire after having “breakfast and calling it off later in the day”.

She alleged that he had betrayed the Tamils by announcing that a ceasefire was on which made scores of people to come out from the bunkers but they were killed in aerial bombings.

Ms. Jayalalithaa said she did not intend to level charges against DMK but insisted that it was “selfish nature and helplessness of the previous DMK regime” which resulted in the death of Tamils. PTI


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  • Gayan Samarasekara Wednesday, 08 June 2011 08:25 AM

    ha ha... very funny. What sanctions from India to Sri Lanka's open economy...??

    pora Wednesday, 08 June 2011 08:28 AM

    jaya lalithatamada ?

    UK TAMIL BOY Wednesday, 08 June 2011 08:31 AM

    VERY GOOD MOVE....

    AMT Wednesday, 08 June 2011 08:35 AM

    So Milinda has failed??

    MAHIPALA Wednesday, 08 June 2011 08:37 AM

    THIS LADY WILL SNATCH GATTA AND MR FROM SL AND HANDOVER THEM TO UN TO TRY FOR WAR CRIMES !!!

    TRUTH Wednesday, 08 June 2011 08:39 AM

    Keep your hand out of Sri Lanka. You take the Rajapakse's to any task and they deserve it. Not the poor Sri Lankans. Take the rich goons into task.

    hrm Wednesday, 08 June 2011 08:38 AM

    if u can remember MR is the president here

    MadHatter Wednesday, 08 June 2011 08:43 AM

    Can we sue the tamil nadu governments for aiding a terrorist organization and providing training facilities on their soil? They should provide compensation to all sri lankans who paid with their lives and especially to the people in the north.

    ajja Thursday, 09 June 2011 02:42 AM

    For a start lets stop importing goods from india. Then what can they do.

    Sham Wednesday, 08 June 2011 08:44 AM

    only option is China

    Reza Thahir Friday, 10 June 2011 05:16 AM

    Jayalalitha, not only tamil are minorities, we muslims too, if we dont have a problem living in sri lanka, why tamils? Selfish.

    Rana Sinha Wednesday, 08 June 2011 02:56 PM

    guyes Dont forget Ranil was in India and TN last week this can be a another political move by him

    Dinesh Wednesday, 08 June 2011 03:08 PM

    Tamil Diaspora is the real problem for Sri Lanka. They live happily in UK and other countries. But the people suffering are Tamils, Sinhalese, Muslims and Christians living in Sri Lanka

    Sean Thursday, 09 June 2011 03:14 AM

    Good one

    Saman Wednesday, 08 June 2011 09:17 AM

    Hey, UK LTTE BOY,
    this sanction is not only for sinhalese. it will effect to the SL tamils also. cant you understand it??

    Nimesh Wednesday, 08 June 2011 09:23 AM

    That will effect Sri Lanka very bad coz 90% of the medicine imported from India!

    nimal Wednesday, 08 June 2011 09:21 AM

    What move?.....

    Surendran-SL tamil Wednesday, 08 June 2011 09:22 AM

    Hey UK tamil,
    yo will tell it is a very good move. but u will not suffer. u r at UK. but im in SL. v wil have to suffer from it aslo. How do u tell its a good move?????

    Abdur Razzak Wednesday, 08 June 2011 09:24 AM

    kohomada ammage weda, ape un hithan hitiya meya ape patthe kiyala. chande kale meya podi sellamak damme karunanidhi were paraddanna.

    cracko Wednesday, 08 June 2011 09:28 AM

    I hope Nirupama Rao and Shiv Shankar Menon will pounce on MR instead of spending time shopping at Odel.

    Nihal Wednesday, 08 June 2011 09:26 AM

    We know you were a good actress. Even after so many years you can act. purely a drama, nothing she can do just passing resolutions

    SUMI KUMARAN, UK Wednesday, 08 June 2011 09:27 AM

    THANK YOU, JJ.

    basila Wednesday, 08 June 2011 09:27 AM

    who is saying that tamil in Sri Lanka are second class citizens, Hello! Jaya do you know that Douglas Devananda is owner of one of major ship company in Sri Lanka


    basila

    gabriel Wednesday, 08 June 2011 09:27 AM

    We have Iran, Ethiopia, We dont want any help, Zimbawe is still surviving right ....

    Raj Kasyapan Wednesday, 08 June 2011 10:47 AM

    Hello Lady, you are just barking but no influence you have on earth.

    gona Wednesday, 08 June 2011 10:46 AM

    Can you any one tell me who is tamil and who is sinhalese?
    You don't know where you came from.This is man made.
    Buda is Sinhalese or Timil?

    ranjith Wednesday, 08 June 2011 10:46 AM

    India has a trade surplus against SL export to INdia, any sanctions we will not see Indian goodies such as cars, three wheelers, lorries, bykes etc. We prefer Indian sanctions

    Raj Wednesday, 08 June 2011 10:46 AM

    Jaya is mad woman. she does not know politics.
    Rajapaksha is the the powerful president in the world.
    He never loose his temper for this petty move.

    dxb Wednesday, 08 June 2011 10:48 AM

    My friend , you just spoil the Tamil name by saying you are 'UK Tamil Boy '' ---- First Lets Jayalathia find electricity for the Madurasis who sufferes with 45 degree celcius without power .

    sajitha Wednesday, 08 June 2011 11:00 AM

    So are you thsnking JJ for taking the leadership in banning LTTE??? wow.. that is so sweet as a tamil boy! (smirk!!!)

    manjula.aw Wednesday, 08 June 2011 11:04 AM

    ha ha haaa
    biggest joke ever

    Suduloonuwa Wednesday, 08 June 2011 11:10 AM

    The Central Govt of India will have the final say at the end of the day. However, coming coulours are not good for us. Our Govt has to engage itself with the UN and play the card wisely. The other governments would seek the same to follow suite otherwise which will be detrimental for Sri Lanka. There is nothing sarcastic in this.

    little mervin Wednesday, 08 June 2011 11:16 AM

    i accept that this sanction not only sinhalese, it will affect sl tamils too. but by say UK tamil boy as UK LTTE boy u r showing that u people r not ready to listen even a comment. in the democracy country any body can express their views. but u r just like other hardcore politician say tamil as LTTE. so base on these mindset how real reconciliation would come?

    US Tamil boy Wednesday, 08 June 2011 11:18 AM

    Tamils are used to sanctions by MR regime. They will survive with what we send them.

    Ragi Wednesday, 08 June 2011 11:16 AM

    Again political games , using SL tamils, she may be expecting more fom Soniya for next election. These are politics and will dye. AS SF said,all are politcal jokers

    ajan Wednesday, 08 June 2011 11:19 AM

    Very Good Move New TN Govt. and Thanks.

    Srupid Wednesday, 08 June 2011 11:24 AM

    valid and sensible fact

    SUMI KUMARAN, UK Wednesday, 08 June 2011 11:29 AM

    JJ is the Great Tamil MOTHER for all Tamils.

    YP Wednesday, 08 June 2011 11:37 AM

    He is so "powerful" in the sense that his cutouts should be protected by army personals?

    asoka Wednesday, 08 June 2011 11:57 AM

    hey madam that is what we really need. we need nothing from india...

    Konde Bendapuchhena Wednesday, 08 June 2011 12:05 PM

    She is just make TN people Happy by saying silly things

    spark Wednesday, 08 June 2011 12:06 PM

    Absolute truth

    spark Wednesday, 08 June 2011 12:08 PM

    The biggest joke is he is in jail for calling tamil nadu polictians clowns.

    SIN-HUTHA Wednesday, 08 June 2011 12:13 PM

    WELL DONE

    Hash Wednesday, 08 June 2011 12:26 PM

    Jayalalitha you are degrading tamits in Sri Lanka if you think that they are second class civilians. Just come to colombo and see.

    Hash Wednesday, 08 June 2011 12:26 PM

    Yeah take back your cheap Maruti cars so we can promote Micro.

    Hash Wednesday, 08 June 2011 12:28 PM

    Yes ask her to come here.

    Hash Wednesday, 08 June 2011 12:33 PM

    There is Pakistan


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