Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Tamil leader seeks Indian PM's intervention for a political solution
Sun, Jun 15, 2014, 08:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 15, Colombo: A Sri Lankan Tamil leader has written to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention to achieve a political solution to the Tamil issue.

Former Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP and Northern Provincial Council (NPC) member M.K. Sivajilingam in a letter to Modi in his letter says the Tamil people in Sri Lanka cannot expect a solution from Sri Lankan governments without the intervention of India.

"Having gone through more than 65 years of injustice by successive governments in Sri Lanka, Tamil people are fully aware that no political solution would reach Tamils without the direct and active involvement of India," the Councilor said in his letter to Modi.

He sought the PM's help in reaching a solution which can, at the minimum, offer a true federal autonomy to the Tamils in a single merged north-east special region.

The Northern PC Councilor also sought help to the medical and educational needs of the Tamil people in the region.

"To meet our urgent need for our medical and educational needs of the Tamils, I request you to make arrangements to send Tamil speaking doctors and English and IT teachers from Tamil Nadu to help us rebuild our livelihood," Sivajilingam wrote.

He asked Modi to intervene to demilitarize the country's Tamil-dominated Northern and Eastern Provinces and stop the government's "systematic Sinhalese settlements and land grabs" in the northeast.

The NPC member requested the PM to help solve the issues faced by the fishermen from both India and Sri Lanka and "create closer economic integration between Tamil Nadu and the Tamil speaking northern and eastern Provinces."

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka does not need a Singapore style management - President
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government orders 125,000 motorbikes from Bajaj
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka opposition presidential candidate pledges to reform country's foreign relations
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka ranks 89th in Forbes' list of Best Countries for Business
-- [8 hours ago]
Japan deports 26 Sri Lankan asylum seekers
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President will not participate in a debate with no facts and figures - Minister
Candlelight vigil in Colombo to commemorate the Peshawar attack victims
SriLankan Airlines takes delivery of second brand new A330-300
Sri Lanka court grants bail to former Army Commander's son-in-law
Sri Lanka opposition candidate releases policy statement amid disruptions

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.