In a wide ranging interview with the Daily Mirror, The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader, one of the few remaining Tamil nationalist politicians of a bygone era, Rajavarothiam Sampanthan told why he believed that Tamils were being considered as second class citizens, the importance for the full implementation of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution and also responded to allegations against him and his party to the effect that they were the proxies of the LTTE and asserted his commitment to a united undivided Sri Lanka.
Yo.. thanga R.Sampanthan MP is a free man thanks to MR and BROS, and Sri LAnkan People...Appreciate that
DCOL Tuesday, 16 July 2013 08:22 AM
Right then.. You were on LTTE list before MR.. MR defeated LTTE but you still support LTTE I don't get it!
M.O.A. Careem Sunday, 14 July 2013 04:57 PM
after 1948 - all these misunderstandings cropped up......some more to go with suffering - fault of thong not the fault of brain....
Tungsan Saturday, 13 July 2013 08:30 AM
The only man with guts ie: Mr Anandasangaree should be the leader of the Tamil people. You lot who cant unite yourselves are trying to look after the common man????
shan Friday, 12 July 2013 07:33 PM
If they did you will not be here to tell the tale, as the LTTE have murdered everyone they have threatened. But Let me say the LTTE have threatened the Entire sri lanka people, every man woman and child, just visit their graves Mr.
Indi Friday, 12 July 2013 08:56 AM
Yes of course Tamils can live safely without racial issues even if they not considered first class citizens.
Indra Fernando Friday, 12 July 2013 08:51 AM
Yes of course at least Tamils can live without racial issues.
Saman Thursday, 11 July 2013 12:08 PM
Great interview. Great political standard of Knowledge, quality of questions, and professional answers.
We see the knowledge,quality and standard of our Interviewers, reporters and Parliamentarians.
Thank you DM for the great interview.
filldam Thursday, 11 July 2013 10:36 AM
At least they are not second class to "barbarians" in other countries
Chandra Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:23 AM
Good on you Thanga. We need people like Sampanthan . He was a victim of circumstances during LTTE terror.
Thank you Sir. Your interview may clear the reasonable fears of Sinhalese who knows English (not to WW).
AL-AMBRILLA Wednesday, 10 July 2013 10:21 AM
You are right he made the list..
cw Monday, 08 July 2013 09:00 AM
Then you changed your path and the LTTE took your name off the hit list, right?
nuwan Monday, 08 July 2013 08:13 AM
Great leader with great courage. His position is very clear, now we want Sinhala leader who can understand this.
nick Monday, 08 July 2013 03:59 AM
You did not support violence but you supported LTTE who is running havocs in the country. You defended them in Sri Lanka and Overseas. Now you are trying to be a hero.
Indi Monday, 08 July 2013 03:14 AM
Yes that is is the plain truth Tamils are always considered as Second class citizens in Sri Lanka which is very unfair for which reason most of the Tamil people prefer migrating to another country.
crow Monday, 08 July 2013 03:06 AM
MR SAM NEVER BOW TO ENEMY. HE TALKED WHAT HE WANTED TO TELL PUBLIC.
Saragoyya Monday, 08 July 2013 02:08 AM
Are you telling this to international community of we Sri Lankans?
sarath Monday, 08 July 2013 01:24 AM
Mr Sampandan says that he was never a spokesman of the LTTE. but history says that the nomination papers for the 2004 elections were prepared by the LTTE. TNA never condoned the atrocities done by the LTTE. a body of a Tamil MP who was killed in LTTE controlled area was brought to a place where Praba attended in presence of TNA MPs was never denied. they shared the same view of LTTE then and now they share with Tamil Diaspora. we to can identify black and white easyly.
Milland Monday, 08 July 2013 12:06 AM
What ever reason TNA is Tamil outfit,working promoting election is generally a good thing even when they produce anti-sovereignty and divide country democratic forces we disagree with.
Thanga Sunday, 07 July 2013 11:29 PM
We must thank the Daily Mirror for this very informative and educative interview with R.Sampanthan MP and leader of TNA.
He has answered, clarified, explained questions put to him by the reporter on wide ranging subjects.
Sampanthan as a senior and respected leader of the Thamil people has given honest and sincere answers without prevarication, dilly dallying and beating about the bush.
Sinhalese are in a majority in the island, but Thamils and Muslims are in a majority in 2 out of the 9 provinces.
He has made it clear that a workable and durable solution to the ethnic conflict within the frame work of a united and undivided Ceylon should be found by genuine power sharing. All people must be treated equal under democracy. There must be a sense of belonging on the part of Thamils as well as Muslims.
Chaminda Tilakumara Sunday, 07 July 2013 08:14 PM
.....and then you made a deal with the Devil, didn't you?
Cobra Sunday, 07 July 2013 01:24 PM
Yes and when he opted to be a spokes person for the LTTE his name was deleted from the hit-list!!!
wimal Sunday, 07 July 2013 01:03 PM
Thank you sir all hit boys are with us now. They govern us. One of them is a presidential adviser.
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