The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today urged people of all communities to hold religious observances in memory of those killed in the war, which ended on May 19.
“Many sacrificed their lives and many more were driven from their homes and a sizable number of people even fled the country, TNA parliamentarian Mavai Senathirajah said today.
Meanwhile TNA parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran said the party would discuss the devolution of power at the next round of talks with the government on June 23.
He said the government had assured it would discuss this issue. “We are keen on having this subject taken up for discussion and positively resolved soon,” he said and accused the government of delaying tactics.
The TNA had also sent a message to newly elected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jeyaram congratulating her on her assuming duties and on the success of the AIADMK at the State Assembly elections. (Daily Mirror online)
There should be religious observances for all innocent parties who died in this "war" by whatsoever way, either through terrorism or otherwise.
dinesh Tuesday, 17 May 2011 05:02 PM
you are the people who misunderstood the buddist principal
LOL Tuesday, 17 May 2011 07:32 PM
Dont be fool all the time. Are you budhist? Ask your self first....
SK Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:54 PM
Why today? TOday we should all celebrate. We killed the monster!
SL Singhala Giant Wednesday, 18 May 2011 01:26 AM
UK budy.. yup u can do it in UK.. but in SL it's a VICTORY DAY...!!
mohan Wednesday, 18 May 2011 01:21 AM
thats not happen may 19, pls do it on right time.
ajith Wednesday, 18 May 2011 02:27 AM
Even Murderers have a right in a country like Sri Lanka unlike the Western countries which only talk but never practices it'
raj Wednesday, 18 May 2011 03:55 AM
TNA should not expect the war criminals to hold memorial since they are the one who victimized civilians. All good humans would respect and hold memorial
MagodisThuma Tuesday, 17 May 2011 05:04 PM
First we tried with Buddhist manners...Terrorists couldn't ! understand that language !. But they understood the language of Multi-barrels !
reeri yaka Wednesday, 18 May 2011 05:50 AM
@garry shan Well if your family members didn't support LTTE you can obviously celebrate, but if they didn't you can mourn.
Wimal_Modawansa Wednesday, 18 May 2011 06:50 AM
with the real Hero being behind bars
sivram Thursday, 19 May 2011 01:33 PM
i am not subport to ltte but i lost my family member, i lost house and other thing by sri lankan army . now ocupaing our land. what can i do?
gayan Tuesday, 17 May 2011 03:33 PM
Yes criminals have rights. This is a democracy.
Pathfinder Tuesday, 17 May 2011 02:07 PM
Is it because tamil diaspora is observing BLACK DAY? MR anyway has arranged all celebrations on this day and observe victory day.
Vijayabahu Tuesday, 17 May 2011 02:12 PM
yes, its scheduled on May 27 at the Galle Face Green under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa,
I think gov should talk devolution of power in side the parliament not with TNA
Konde Bendapuchhena Tuesday, 17 May 2011 02:27 PM
TNA mourning for Praba,s death
Ezhilini Tuesday, 17 May 2011 02:09 PM
We have the rights to do it.
Jawfer.M Tuesday, 17 May 2011 02:13 PM
We all talk and buy the time only. Nothing will happen end of the day. Then someone will come n teach a lesson to us.
Paul Tuesday, 17 May 2011 02:30 PM
Look at this event from the point of view of the innocent Tamils who suffered from the war for 30 year long war. It has not been a victory for them.
Chamara Tuesday, 17 May 2011 02:42 PM
This is a hidden agenda to Memorate VP's death????
garry shan Tuesday, 17 May 2011 03:16 PM
six of my family members died in the final stage of the war you want me to celebrate or morn?
UK Tamil Boy Tuesday, 17 May 2011 03:35 PM
We should remember our brothers and sisters who have died in the war without witness.
Rasheed Tuesday, 17 May 2011 01:53 PM
What about for the innocent Tamil people killed by the LTTE? Have you forgotten it already?
lawtalks Tuesday, 17 May 2011 03:40 PM
Sri Lanka is one of very few, if not, the only country, that "celebrates" the end of its civil war! Our war was a terrible war with atrocities committed from every side and with the civilians having died in scores. Aside from civilians, numerous SLA soldiers were killed, innocent child soldiers forcefully recruited by the LTTE, innocent men and women, brainwashed by malicious LTTE propaganda to run a war that targetted civilians. No sane person should be celebrating anything on the day it ended! We should be commemorating it and remember all who died for the worthless cause espoused by the LTTE and for the causes of this monster - the ugly face of race and language politics. When Bin Laden was killed, the US Govt did not have a big party and celebrate - the people may have. Instead, there was a commemoration event at the site of the WTC to remember and mourn the victims. On this Buddha Jayanthi, it saddens me that we celebrate the results of war and not mourn its dire consequences.
UK Tamil Boy Tuesday, 17 May 2011 03:50 PM
GAYAN, IS SRILANKA A DEMOCRACY COUNTRY?
Namal Tuesday, 17 May 2011 03:56 PM
yeah decomcratic criminals, who have slaughtered our kith and kin
Namal Tuesday, 17 May 2011 03:58 PM
are you a true budhist? ask yourself.
dpl Tuesday, 17 May 2011 04:37 PM
srilanka is a democratic country WHY going after indian government.india has more and more problem in home and foreign
ranga Tuesday, 17 May 2011 04:28 PM
Death of 40,000 plus Sri Lankans VP'S Death
Naresh Tuesday, 17 May 2011 04:58 PM
Truth is bitter. Go to a pansala and sit infront of Loard Budhaa and think well and ask your self. you will find a answer for many questions in life.
MagodisThuma Tuesday, 17 May 2011 04:59 PM
We should remember our brothers and sisters who have died with LTTE Bus Bombs !
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