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* MDMK leader Vaiko criticizes financial aid to Sri Lanka
Sun, Dec 1, 2019, 10:22 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 01, Colombo: Coimbatore: MDMK leader Vaiko on Saturday criticized the Indian government's move to give Sri Lanka $400 million development assistance and $50 million for counter-terrorism activities.

He has said this was a big blow to Tamil people.

Speaking to reporters at the Coimbatore International Airport, he said the financial aid has been given to the government of Gotabaya Rajapaksa under whose watch lakhs of Tamil people were killed and Tamil women were harassed, the Times of India reported.

"In order to maintain ties with Gotabaya Rajapaksa's government, Narendra Modi's government has sacrificed sentiments of Tamil people. This is shocking. I condemn this on the behalf of the MDMK, Vaiko was quoted as saying.

During Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's visit to New Delhi, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday announced a new $400 million credit line to boost infrastructure and development in Sri Lanka and a $50 million credit line to combat terrorism.


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