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26 March 2013 09:11 am - 36     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has written to the Prime Minister stating categorically that the eight Sri Lankan cricketers in the Indian Premier League will not be allowed to play matches held in Chennai.

She has said in her letter that with emotions in her state running high over the Sri Lanka issue, it would be unadvisable for the Lankan players, umpires and other officials to visit Tamil Nadu. "In such a hostile and tense environment, we apprehend that the participation of Sri Lankan players in the IPL tournament, with many games to be played in Chennai, will aggravate an already surcharged atmosphere and further offend the sentiments of the people," the letter says.

The sixth edition of the IPL is scheduled to be held from April 3 and will be played in different locations in the country over 45 days. 10 matches are to be played in Chennai. Ms Jayalalithaa has noted in her letter that all the IPL teams had Sri Lankan players on them.

Yesterday, the chief minister had written to the Prime Minister, warning that if a Commonwealth meeting was held Sri Lanka in November, it would not only "embolden the Sri Lankan regime but also incense public opinion and sentiment in Tamil Nadu on this very sensitive issue even further." And if the venue was not changed, she said, India should boycott it.

All major parties in Tamil Nadu, including the DMK and Ms Jayalalithaa's ruling AIADMK, have been asking the Centre to take a strong stand against Sri Lanka's "genocide" of its ethnic Tamils in the final few months of the civil war that ended when defence forces vanquished the separatist Tamil Tigers in May 2009.

The issue is so central in Tamil Nadu politics that last week, the DMK pulled out of the Prime Minister's coalition, accusing India of watering down a UN resolution that was adopted last week, recommending that Sri Lanka credibly investigate alleged war crimes.

India voted against Sri Lanka, but the DMK and the AIADMK said it had let down Sri Lankan Tamils by failing to persuade the UN to use stronger language against the island nation and by not pushing for an independent rather than an internal inquiry. (Source: ndtv)

  Comments - 36

  • SAM_SPARROW Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:18 AM

    " our players demand IPL to remove Chennai kings" joke of the day

    DAW Wednesday, 27 March 2013 04:34 AM

    oh guess she has forgotten her days with MGR who was a sri lankan

    PatriotLanka Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:25 AM

    RamUK, why are u kissing Toilet Nadu's a**?

    RamUk Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:28 AM

    same applies to SL towards it miniorities

    Rohan Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:19 PM

    No one wants to come there Jaya. You can play your games.Well double standards are in plenty.

    Rohan Wednesday, 27 March 2013 04:55 AM

    Leave IPL. Jayalalitha want to be the next CM. Thats why she is doing this. Only sake of popularity. Who cares this issue. Leave IPL and TN

    chux Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:30 PM

    Do you talk about human rights- shame on you & your nation...

    Deva Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:32 PM

    Bad move to ShitLanka.

    amitha mdun Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:35 PM

    people of India and Sri Lanka are great friends... only some idiots are making politics out of it !
    specialy Sri lankan and Tamil Nadu politicians !
    We love tamils !

    Deva Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:36 PM

    Patriot of Shit Lanka , it is there Nadu.

    lk Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:49 PM

    This is what you say when someone talks with some sense...

    Gobi Tuesday, 26 March 2013 04:05 PM

    joke of the year

    aza Wednesday, 27 March 2013 12:35 PM

    this lady is acting like a mad cow ,may be because she was rejected by MGR

    Gobi Tuesday, 26 March 2013 04:11 PM

    who are you to say?

    Ajith Tuesday, 26 March 2013 01:00 PM

    I guess Ram is saying the fact....

    karu Tuesday, 26 March 2013 01:05 PM

    A powerful state in India

    Giridharan Tuesday, 26 March 2013 09:22 AM

    Very funny people, doing all these nonsense to create a ethnic problem in SL again to disturb our economic growth.

    Indian Tuesday, 26 March 2013 01:06 PM

    Most Indians support Sri Lanka govt in this fight. just ignore cheap Indian politicians. We are with you in fighting terrorism. Best Wishes from India

    nimal Tuesday, 26 March 2013 01:08 PM

    Two idiots competing each other to show who has more hatred towards lankans.

    Jey Tuesday, 26 March 2013 09:31 AM

    balachandran effect

    Dam Tuesday, 26 March 2013 09:36 AM

    Indian players also not came to play for SLPL matches to Sri Lanka bcoz Indian cricket board was not allowed to their players in Sri Lanka ....... and why should our Sri lankan players are visiting to India to play IPL ?

    Kollo Tuesday, 26 March 2013 09:36 AM

    Shame on our SLC

    Angelo Tuesday, 26 March 2013 09:37 AM

    It is starting to be another issue like Pakistan Cricketers

    Lobo Tuesday, 26 March 2013 09:37 AM

    India has a bad habit of antagonizing its neighbors. But whats to be expected when the majority illiterates are strung along by narrow, small minded politicians looking for cheap victories.

    Umpire Tuesday, 26 March 2013 09:40 AM

    can our president say - No Indian tourist to Sri Lanka??

    sulary Tuesday, 26 March 2013 09:44 AM

    Good move by Toilet nadu

    Jodi Tuesday, 26 March 2013 09:44 AM

    If any of our players are patriotic, they should demand that IPL remove Chennai kings or they will not participate. Will they, never! They only crave for $$$s will go by that.

    amal Tuesday, 26 March 2013 01:52 PM

    its better Tamilnadu care about there poor people rather than playing with poor politics. lot of people in their states are suffering with no basic facilities. They are all hiding and playing a poor political game here

    ss Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:06 AM

    Had great booze today? Are you joking deat??

    Game Kolla Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:08 AM

    Dr Mervyn Silva said he he was ready to go to Tamilnadu and face any situation... so please go and settle this matter.

    asha Wednesday, 27 March 2013 04:09 AM

    Thank you AMMA you have done a good deed to SL and the cricket team coz when we could not stop our cricketers being spoiled specially the young ones who did it but sorry we cannot repay you with Eelam

    RamUk Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:09 AM

    Economic growth that is a fake one only to get more money to big guys poor will saty poor...

    srinath.gunaratne Tuesday, 26 March 2013 02:08 PM

    This will be good for SL Cricket, Too much money in cricket is already spoiling the soup

    RamUk Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:09 AM

    yes you can say that but they wont cry over it...

    RamUk Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:12 AM

    beggers can not choose unless if there is Chinese loans

    Amila. G Tuesday, 26 March 2013 02:14 PM

    You can stand on your head there won t be Eelam either.

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