Black flags to greet Maithri and Ranil in Jaffna

Sivajilingam-01A black flag protest is to be staged in Jaffna during the scheduled visit by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe next week, Northern Provincial Council member M K Sivajilingham said.

The President and the Prime Minister are scheduled to take part in the National Thai Pongal celebrations in Jaffna next week.

Sivajilingham said that the black flag protest will be staged to show opposition to the failure by the Government to address several issues related to the Tamils in the North.

He said that one of the main issues is the release of political prisoners. While the Government has freed a few political prisoners Tamil groups are demanding the release of all Tamil prisoners arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and not charged for any crimes. (Colombo Gazette)

20 COMMENTS

  1. This is their real face of Tamil votes. They are reluctant to accept them as “Sri Lankans” so it is now blackmailing the government; as promises had been given for getting votes from Tamil people. Tamils can live anywhere in Sri Lanka but Tamils do not like Sinhalese and Muslim settlements in Jaffna/North. Until a reasonable amount of Sinhalese/Muslim people live in North, these Tamil politicians will stage such dramas.

  2. SERVED THEM WELL AND RIGHT ,CONSIDERING THE MANNER IN WHICH RANIL IN PARTICULAR AND MAITHREE IN GENERAL HAVE BETRAYED AND BELITTLED THE SINHAL/BUDDHIST CITIZEN IN THE SOUTH. NOT ONLY BLACK FLAGS BUT A WHOLY MIXTURE OF LIQUID OWDUNG IS ALSO MOST APPROPRIATE TO WELCOME THE JEKYLL AND HYDE.THEIR INTENTIONS ARE DISHONEST IN BOTH THE SOUTH AND NORTH BEHAVIORAL PATTERNS. THEY DESERVE FULL, THE PLANNED WELCOME. WANAKKAM MKKAL!

  3. Yes. He is absolutely silly to wave the black flags to this President and the PM. He is no more different than the extremists in the South. Just providing fodder to the communal disharmony factions.

  4. Being a Tamil, I am really sad to find out about such incidents. We should really happy that the President and the Prime Minister are visiting Jaffna to acknowledge and partake in Thai Pongal celebrations. People like Sivajilingam get funding from diaspora extremists.

  5. Provincial Council member M K Sivajilingham should act positively by greeting the visitors from the south to celebrate “Thai Pongal ” celebrations in Jaffna next week.and being humane to invite them to a discussion with a time frame to address the grievances if any? This is the only way! Please hoist the Sri-Lankan flag for unity and strength!

  6. there are no political prisoners in Sri Lanka. Anyone can do any politics in Sri Lanka., Dont just lie to the world. Nobody will buy your words anymore. This is not Sivaji talking.. Remeber how many people died because of the fascist like Sivaji… He is trying to kill more tamils in the north.

  7. He is one of the many idiots in Tamils who are
    Not educated or intelligent and genuinely do not know
    They are idiots

    ThirukurL says
    Kallatharum nani nallar katar mun sollathika perin
    Bhagwaan

  8. An advice to Mr . Sivagiligam and the same kind

    A Kural with translation

    Even an idiot may look sharp if he/she keep the mouth shut in front of
    Intelligent people

    Kallaathaarum naninallaar kataarmun sollaathirukkaperin

    ThiruValluvar

  9. I am a very moderate Sri Lankan. Watching the ‘vocal only’ performance of this government in respect of the Tamils’ rights and reconciliation, I am not surprised that the President and PM are not welcome in the North. Government is just procrastinating without any real objective solutions to the Tamils. You cannot fool the people all the time.

    • Sir,
      If you are a Tamil you might have heard about
      Auwayaar paati
      She said
      Good and bad wouldn’t come from others

      ‘Nanmaiyum theemaiyum pirar thara vaara’

  10. I am being a Tamil, ashamed by these acts. These politicians come into power not to work for the people but make divisions wider . Srilanka Govt is too good in any other country they would have spent rest of their lives in Prison for taking up arms against the govt. We need laws enacted only Highly educated public servant can contest elections and not all tom dick & harry . This how we can develop forward. * I wish all these comments posted should be sent to these guys to show the opposition they have.
    Thank you

  11. Display of Black flags is a show of protest under a democratic system and being a Tamil, is
    happy that Mr. Sivajilingam understands that there is democracy practiced in this country,
    today and he is undertaking a democratic protest . Prez , PM Ranil and the Sinhala people
    should take it in the same sprit.
    TNA is the sole reps of the people of the N/E and TNA will be there in full strength to meet
    the head of state and the PM, who, I presume , are not paying a visit, empty handed. It is very nice of the duo to have decided to grace the occasion, which never happened before
    in the political history of Sri Lanka. We heard only written speeches from PMs and Presidents in broken Tamil on the TVs before, on such occasions and no one took part in person at the celebrations in N/E. in the recent past.

  12. Being a Sinhalese Still Sinhalese are not matured and Sri Lanka is not only belongs to Sinhalese its belongs to Tamils originally also so immediately need justice to Tamils and make sri Lanka is real democratic, secular state and more linguistic exited in this land. Make National Flag with all People remove lion from the flag or else put both tiger and lion. write 2 languages in the flag tamil and sinhalese.

  13. Just ONE question: what colour flag will you fly IF MR and GR along with NR, YR etc etc and their army were to make a “visit”?? No one, not India, Pakistan, USA or GB will be there to help you help you out of the white van and no one in the South will shed a tear. Why? Because, not that you are Tamil but your arrogance brought down a government.

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