PRIME MINISTER MODI WITH TAMIL LEADERS REPRESENTING TAMIL COMMUNITY LIVING IN SOUTH

Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured leaders representing Indian-origin Tamils in Sri Lanka that New Delhi would further engage with them to appreciate their concerns, The Hindu learns. “Mr. Modi told us that he was beginning to learn more about issues of Tamils living in southern Sri Lanka,” Democratic People’s Front Leader Mano Ganesan, part of the delegation that met him in Colombo on Saturday, told The Hindu. Mr. Modi invited the leaders to New Delhi for further discussions and information, and assured them that after evaluating his two-day visit to…

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Government Snubs C4

By Waruni Karunarathne The government has dismissed the Channel 4 Sinhala version of the No Fire Zone – killing Field of Sri Lanka. Deputy External Affairs Minister Ajith Perera told The Sunday Leader that the Channel 4 allegations will not seriously affect the country. He added that the video clip has been there for a while and the only difference is that they have launched a Sinhala version now and it would not do any serious damage to the country. “When the Sinhala version of the Killing Field of Sri…

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India should have intervened – Varatharaja Perumal

by Dilrukshi Handunnetti The Chief Minister of the former United North-eastern Province, Varatharaja Perumal believes that India should have intervened, in the absence of political will at home, to ensure the continuity of a united North-eastern provincial Council. Varatharaja Perumal Perumal noted that the new government has facilitated the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and instead of faultfinding, the TNA should have made strong attempts to seek a political solution to the ethnic question. Excerpts of the interview: Q: The government formed after the January 8 presidential polls is a combination…

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