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”President’s Rule in Tamil Nadu” says Mad dog Subrasanian Swamy

23rd May 2014 // 0 Comments

A simmering political row in Tamil Nadu over the invitation sent to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony intensified on Thursday, with Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa describing the move as “ill-advised”. Meanwhile, the opposition Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) said the move could have been avoided. The invitation has been sent to Rajapaksa and other leaders of the seven nations that belong to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). “It is with a deep sense of anguish that we point this out to the new government to be formed at the centre,” said Jayalalithaa, chief of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), in a press statement. “Particularly, with regard to the relationship of the new […]

Mahinda’s friends Swamy To Hold Finance, Sushma To Get Defence

23rd May 2014 // 0 Comments

The current speculations of Narendra Modi’s Cabinet, according to sources close to the BJP revealed that the party’s senior leaders Subramanian Swamy and Sushma Swaraj may get Finance and Defence ministries, respectively. According to the sources, BJP president Rajnath Singh is likely to replace outgoing Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde while the party veteran LK Advani may be appointed as the NDA convenor. Moreover, Murli Manohar Joshi may become Speaker of the Lower House. “The party may announce Arun Jaitley’s name for Ministry of External Affairs and Venkaiah Naidu’s for Railways. Besides this, Chandni Chowk MP Dr Harsh Vardhan is being considered for the post of Health Minister,” said a BJP leader. The BJP’s ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ramvilas Paswan may head Petroleum and […]

Jayalalithaa to boycott PM swearing-in over ‘ill-advised’ invitation to Rajapaksa

23rd May 2014 // 0 Comments

Jaya, Vaiko, DMK oppose invitation to Lankan President Rajapaksa Vaiko meets Narendra Modi, says Mahinda Rajapaksa should not be invited Karunanidhi, Ramadoss opposes invite to Rajapaksa Jayalalithaa to boycott PM swearing-in over ‘ill-advised’ invitation to Rajapaksa Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms. Jayalalithaa will boycott the swearing-in event of India’s new Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on 26 May, over the issue of invitation to Mahinda Rajapaksa, latest news reports said on Friday, citing AIADMK party sources. Earlier, Ms. Jayalalithaa described the invitation to genocide-accused Rajapaksa as “ill-advised” and as “rubbing salt into the wounds.” Modi’s camouflage in inviting SAARC heads of governments is impelled by his priority to Pakistan and Muslim factor, and the Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s immediate response to come shows the US […]

Which way Modified India?

23rd May 2014 // 0 Comments

India’s prime minister-elect Narendra Modi is a conundrum.  So it seems for the time being. From his alleged role in the massacre of Muslims in the 2001 Gujarat communal riots to his invitation to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Shariff to attend his inauguration on Monday, analysts search for answers. How will he drive the economy? What will be his foreign policy? Will India’s Muslims be safe?One thing is certain. Modi will do what he thinks is right for India. If he sees peace with Pakistan is a way to enhance India’s status as an economic powerhouse in the world, then he will pursue a policy of reconciliation and cooperation.  This applies to India’s other neighbours, with which India has troubled relationships. They include Bangladesh, China, […]

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, have given various assurances to India from time to time, over the full implementation of the 13th Amendment. Such promises have now disappeared into thin air

22nd May 2014 // 0 Comments

  With BJP Leader Narendra Modi being elevated to the position of Prime Minister in India, a new era has dawned in Indian politics.Narendra Modi, a leader who comes from the grassroots level, does not belong to the elitist circle of Indian politicians. He very much represents the ‘common man’ of India who forms the large majority of the country’s population. He did not have a powerful family behind him nor did he cash in on any sort of dynasty or lineage. He began his political career as a young activist and travelled the hard path in politics over decades. Being elevated to the helm of the world’s largest democracy is undoubtedly the culmination of his long and arduous political career.Any regime change in India […]

Gajendrakumar calls for foolproof position, closer ties with Tamil Nadu

22nd May 2014 // 0 Comments

Gajendrakumar calls for foolproof position, closer ties with Tamil Nadu Tamils should make their position foolproof said Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam in an exclusive interview to TamilNet on 17 May in London. The problem the Tamils face is two fold. The first is geopolitics and the International Community’s reasons for not wanting to recognise Tamils nationhood and sovereignty. The second is our own problem, where we have a party that claims to be the democratic representatives of Tamils, but deliberately chooses not to put forward positions that make Tamil sovereignty the fundamental basis for any political discourse. Giving a brief account on continuing oppression and militarization of the Tamil homeland and talking about manipulation of Tamil political opinion by international powers both in the island and in […]

Can The Rajapaksha fool Modi like he did with Sonia Ganthi?

22nd May 2014 // 0 Comments

By R.M.B Senanayake – Deception and Intrigue have been traditional instruments of foreign policy in the Kautilya tradition which have been used by our rulers in the past. It was successfully used to oust the Portuguese. It was also used against the Dutch to dampen their enthusiasm for conquest. It was used less successfully against the British who  after their early experiences with the Sinhala Establishment did not trust anybody. In the 1980s, President J.R Jayewardene played on the inherent prejudices of the Nehru family, the Delhi bureaucratic establishment committed to the unity of India and the Brahmin lobby in the South, to dampen India’s championship of the Tamils. The LTTE leader Prabakaran was not enamoured of the sentiments of the Nehru family and looked with disfavor upon their efforts to […]

Modi to invite Mahinda for ceremony

21st May 2014 // 0 Comments

Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi is to invite President Mahinda Rajapaksa alongwith other SAARC leaders to the May 26 oath taking ceremony. The BJP this time is going all out to capitalise on the brand NaMo. A total of 3000 invites are likely to be send for the swearing-in, India.com reported. The swearing-in ceremony is slated to hold on 26th May. There are speculations doing the rounds that the Head of States of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries and also some of the North Eastern Affairs (NEA) countries may be invited and it got confirmed with PMO stating that the Pakistan Prime Minister has been invted. The formal invites haven’t been sent out yet. But with SAARC countries entering the fray, makes the situation […]

Tension sparks as India arrests 14 Sri Lankan fishermen

21st May 2014 // 0 Comments

COLOMBO, May 21 (Xinhua) — As 14 Sri Lankan fishermen were arrested by India tension is sparking again between neighbors, with a government minister on Wednesday saying international mechanisms could be used to resolve the dragging poaching issue. Sri Lanka could use “international mechanisms” to deal with fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters, Sri Lanka’s Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister Rajitha Senaratne told reporters hours ahead of reports on 14 fishermen being arrested by the Indian coast guard. “We need to change how we are managing this issue and possibly reduce the time spent in discussions,” he said. The 14 Sri Lankan fishermen were arrested by the Indian Coast Guard off the coast of southern India. The fishermen have been handed over to the Tamil […]

Subramanian Swamy wants India-Lanka cooperation to counter Pakistan terrorism

21st May 2014 // 0 Comments

New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy is a close friend of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksha and an strong anti Tamil Hindu leader in India, who believes that the Tamils are untouchables. On Wednesday he called for close cooperation between India and Sri Lanka to counter Pakistan terrorist activities in the Indian sub-continent. “India must enter into constructive dialogue with Sri Lanka and on counter-terror strategy in the sub-continent particularly in view of the fact that many Pakistani trained Islamic fundamentalists from Sri Lanka are sneaking into India to carry out terrorist attack in Tamil Nadu,” he said in a statement. Interestingly his frind President Rajapaksha is a close associate of Pakistan and is under obligation to Pakistan for helping him to kill the Tamils in […]

Killing more than 40,000 Tamil Civilians in Lanka given rise to HR campaigns

21st May 2014 // 0 Comments

Sri Lanka is being penalised by “interested parties” for eradicating terrorism in the country, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today. He was apparently referring to the latest UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution against his country.Killing of more than 50,000 Tamil Civilians by Sri Lankan forces in May 2009  in Sri Lanka, has now given rise to a human rights campaign being carried out by diospara organisations. This campaign has introduced continuing obstacles to current racist government led by Rajapaksa family who are taking cover from China and Russia.The US-sponsored resolution was adopted with 24 countries voting in favour. Japan along with India was one of the 12 countries which abstained in the UNHRC vote in Geneva in March.“The need of the hour, however, is goodwill and solidarity to deal with the universal challenge to peace, stability and […]

Vaiko reminds Modi of promise to attend to SL Tamil issue

20th May 2014 // 0 Comments

Indian Policy on Sri Lanka Tamil Nadu has been given the first-preference! As per the India’s External affairs Policy, Tamil Nadu Government will be given much priority. According to the Indian Media reports, a speaker of the Bharathiya Janatha Party has revealed this information. Since Bharathiya Janatha Party has won with overwhelming majority in the recent held  elections. There was an opinion, that the Government of Tamil Nadu’s support is not necessary. Since the Sri Lankan Tamils issue is not only an important issue in the Tamil Nadu Politics, but also among the People of Tamil Nadu. According to the information, due to these reasons, through the Tamil Nadu Government, Sri Lankan Issue would be handled; accordingly external policy has been drafted by the present […]

‘Modi Warns Sri Lanka’ & Mahinda laughs

19th May 2014 // 0 Comments

BJP To Push For Power Devolution India’s BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has issued a veiled threat to Sri Lanka during speeches made over the past few days at election rallies in Tamil Nadu, indicating he will be tough with Sri Lanka if he wins the ongoing Indian elections. Modi has said that with Tamils living all over the world, including in Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Fiji, it should be a priority of the Indian government to take care of their well being and he promised to do so if a BJP-led Government assumes power after the elections. The Press Trust of India quoted Modi as saying at an election rally in Chennai that a strong and determined government was the need of the […]

Hypnotized Hindus, Mesmerised Muslims

19th May 2014 // 0 Comments

BY GHAZI SALAHUDDIN These are the times that, to borrow Thomas Paine’s words, try men’s souls. And it is becoming increasingly difficult to protect one’s sanity in this surge of raw passions. A rational discourse is just not possible even when, lo and behold, the media itself is the battlefield. Against this flaming backdrop, I have the option of shifting my attention towards India, our beloved infidel. In fact, India is very relevant for us in many different ways. As it is, a change of regime after a long electoral exercise in the world’s largest democracy must have global and regional implications. At one level, we have to contend with the reality of Hindu nationalists winning a landslide victory. In addition, we have Narendra Modi […]

GTF hails Jayalalithaa, Modi victories, urges decisive action on Tamil question

19th May 2014 // 0 Comments

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) hailed the sweeping victories of the Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu and BJP leader Narenda Modi in India as historic, congratulating both on their appointment, and expressing hope that the new government “will stand firmly against the past and present injustices faced by the Tamils and deal decisively with the Rajapaksa government in bringing just peace in the island of Sri Lanka.” “GTF is delighted that the determined voice of support that has echoed consistently from across the Palk Strait has been strengthened by a historic democratic vote [and] send our humble congratulations in celebrating Madam Jayalalithaa and her party being re-elected with an overwhelming historic majority to lead the people of Tamil Nadu and be the leader of Tamils all over the […]

Behind The Sri Lankan Bloodbath of Tamil Civilians

19th May 2014 // 0 Comments

China, Pakistan and India helped Sri Lanka to kill thousands of Tamil Civilians by suppling of offensive weapons and its munificent aid. Thousands of noncombatants, according to the United Nations, were killed in the final phase of the Sri Lankan war this year as government forces overran the Tamil Tiger guerrillas. Nearly five months after Colombo’s stunning military triumph, the peace dividend remains elusive, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa setting out–in the name of “eternal vigilance”–to expand by 50% an already-large military. Little effort has been made to reach out to the Tamil minority and begin a process of national reconciliation. China, clearly, was the decisive factor in ending the war through its generous supply of offensive weapons and its munificent aid. It even got its ally […]

TNA pins hopes on Modi

18th May 2014 // 0 Comments

By Mirudhula Thambiah  The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) expressed hope that the newly elected Bharatia Janata Party (BJP) will act meaningfully in solving the issues of Tamils in Sri Lanka, by influencing the government to implement reasonable power sharing.  TNA Parliamentarian and Spokesman, Suresh Premachandran, said their Party believes the newly elected Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will play a favourable role in resolving the issues of Tamils in Sri Lanka. “We expect the BJP to work towards pushing the government to provide a better power sharing process for the Tamils,” he said.Commenting on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister (CM)… …Jayalalithaa Jayaram’s stand with the elected Indian custodian, he said, Tamil Nadu has passed a resolution seeking a political solution in Sri Lanka. “Therefore CM Jayalalithaa will back […]

Colombo reneging repeatedly on an undertaking given by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to implement the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in full

18th May 2014 // 0 Comments

Narendra Damodardas Modi, India’s new Prime Minister, has a reputation as a no- nonsense politician and a tough decision-maker. As much as he is touted for his pro business policies, Modi is identified with his allegiance to masculine Hindu nationalism of the BJP and its ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right wing paramilitary Hindu nationalist group. His vision is shaped by India’s national defence, the Indian world view and the Indian civilization – one of the oldest, which along with China claimed for half of the world production in the 17th century. Both great civilizations declined by the early ninetieth century, due to internal chaos and foreign invasions. Modi is now on a mission to steer India to its rightful place in the […]

”I did not see anything special on the BJP manifesto” Basil Rajapaksa

18th May 2014 // 0 Comments

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan   Minister of Economic Development, Basil Rajapaksa, yesterday said, “Asia has produced another Rajapaksa and ‘doer’,” referring to the overwhelming election victory of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Leader, Narendra Modi. “There would be better ‘chemistry’ between President Rajapaksa and Modi, compared to the rapport he had with outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,” Minister Rajapaksa said adding, “Modi delivered on his promises to Gujarat in a similar way how Mahinda Rajapaksa delivered on his promises to his people and will continue to deliver in the future,” the minister said.  He also said the Congress Party and former Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, ‘could not do much’ for Sri Lanka due to domestic political constraints.  “However, there is hope when it comes to new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, […]

Modi’s will opose the Tamil’s, Modi’s victory is matter of delight to Sri Lanka – BBS

17th May 2014 // 0 Comments

The Chief Executive Officer of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Dilantha Withanage has stated that his organization is extremely delighted about Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) victory as well as electing Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister. He made these comments in response to a question raised by ‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ regarding the BBS’s opinion toward the result of the Indian general election. He further stated “it is certain that Modi’s victory will not only make an influence on India, but specially on Asia region and economic and political sectors of the rest of the world . We believe that Prime Minister will be able to eliminate extremism and separatism operating in this region.” The Sri Lankan president who successfully fooled PM Manmohan Singh of […]

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