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A delegation of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) called on Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on today and said India can play a major role in resolving the ethnic Tamil problem in the island nation.

"India's involvement in the resolution of the Sri Lankan Tamil issue is vital," TNA leader R Sampanthan said after meeting Swaraj here.

"They (people who live in Sri Lanka) have their roots in India. Their culture is Indian and everything is Indian. So, I think India is one country that can play a major role," he said.

The delegation comprising six TNA MPs held discussion on various issues and complained about the alleged attempts by the Sri Lankan Government to change the democratic composition of the Northern Province.

"We have explained the position currently prevalent on the ground in the north and the east... The difficulties people are facing, the aggressive program implemented by the Sri Lankan Government to change the democratic composition of the northern and eastern provinces and the cultural and linguistics identity of the areas," he said.
Accusing the Sri Lankan Government of being not interested in any political solution, Sampanthan said steps have "not been taken to implement the 13th amendment for devolving powers to the Tamil minority".

"We have also talked about various other matters that are of concern of Tamil people and requested that some action can be taken by India. India should be pro-active in dealing with these questions," he stressed.

The delegation's meeting with Swaraj was cordial, he said, adding the MPs are meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.(Indian Express)
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  • Tamilian Friday, 22 August 2014 10:42 AM

    What is this Tamil Issue Mr Sampanthan, Prabhkaran was an issue for the people in the north where as you and your gang were hiding. Prabhkaran was killing, all so called tamil leaders. and you escaped. No Prabhakaran is no more, then Now is this Issue for you. Aunty Jaya is shouting from Tamil Nadoo( Toilet nadoo ) she and Grand pa Karunanidi cannot provide proper Toilet Facility in TN. \ Are you too Joining Toilet Nadoo Association ( TNA)

    Phantom Friday, 22 August 2014 02:31 PM

    The only Tamil issue is the TNA!!!

    ABC Friday, 22 August 2014 04:32 PM

    Ethinic problem It is LTTE terrorism TNA promoting via DM Android App

    Citizen Friday, 22 August 2014 11:05 AM

    Now, the Indian government has more intelligent politicians. They are not going to foster the terrorism again.

    Sampanthan, you better stop wasting public money to create the communal disharmony.

    deshpremi Friday, 22 August 2014 11:17 AM

    Sure TNA delegation will be referred to the burial/cremated grounds of RG & JR for further assistance as this phony accord was only a plot by two bankrupt politicians against the will of the people or the parliament. Why should Modi govt get involved in the bloody mess created by a bunch of war mongering dollar rich criminals trying to divide this country by hook or by crook

    Jamalji Saturday, 23 August 2014 03:54 AM

    Nothing would result but visiting team could enjoy sumptious vegetarin meals, lusicious fruits and shoping.

    Saskia Friday, 22 August 2014 11:18 AM

    Good that TNA is arising the issue of democratic composition of the northern and eastern provinces. This is very important for us. If SL continues with changing this democratic composition, then Tamils will not be majority in any part of SL.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 23 August 2014 10:16 AM

    "their culture is Indian, and everything is Indian" but they want to be the majority in certain parts of Sri Lanka. What a joke is this. Then why not clear out of Colombo and go and settle down in "their areas" allowing the real majority to form the majority in other areas. One cannot obviously eat the cake and have it too.

    Saskia Friday, 22 August 2014 01:00 PM

    Your words show your frustration anger by the meeting of TNA with Indian government. Everyone was saying that India wouldn't meet the TNA. For those, it is a big slap.

    mountain Friday, 22 August 2014 10:20 PM

    FILM NAME LTTE. Story Screen play music lyric stunt and Direction INDIA . ACTORS Indira Gandhi

    Dr.Raghav Sharma Saturday, 23 August 2014 06:06 AM

    mind your words ! show some compassion while you express your words.

    Sangaralingham Saturday, 23 August 2014 03:04 AM

    Met greet discuss. That is the purpose of all social gathering to meet discuss with leaders of India nothing new all politicians can do so discuss their view opinions etc
    attitudes of all of us need changes for progress of the society.
    No pun intended

    ram Monday, 25 August 2014 05:46 AM

    [quote name="Calistus Jayatilleke"]"their culture is Indian, and everything is Indian" but they want to be the majority in certain parts of Sri Lanka. What a joke is this. Then why not clear out of Colombo and go and settle down in "their areas" allowing the real majority to form the majority in other areas. One cannot obviously eat the cake and have it too.[/quote]

    Ok if it so ask you government to separate north and east we give up Colombo you suffer here and apply for jobs with in 10yers time in north east .


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