TNA welcomes Modi’s stand on Tamil issue

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) welcomed the stand taken by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Sri Lanka Tamil issue.

The TNA tweeted saying it welcomed Modi calling on Sri Lanka to address the aspirations of the Tamil people.

“We welcome PM Modi calling on Sri Lanka to address the aspirations of the Tamil people for equality, justice, peace and respect within a united SL including by carrying forward the process of reconciliation with implementation of constitutional provisions,” the TNA tweeted.

Modi told Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday that implementation of the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution is essential for carrying forward the process of peace and reconciliation.

Modi called on the new Government in Sri Lanka to work towards realizing the expectations of Tamils for equality, justice, peace and dignity within a united Sri Lanka by achieving reconciliation nurtured by implementation of the Constitutional provisions.

The Indian Prime Minister expressed these views at the first ever India Sri Lanka Virtual Bilateral Summit held today. This was also India’s first such summit with a neighbour. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. Some people will continue to trust and listen to the foreign power more than Tamil intellectuals and fellow countrymen. This will not change, they will die with the same ideology.

    Former late mayor Alfred Duraiappah developed Jaffna far more than former Northern Province CM Wigneswaran. Former CM did not even build one building in Jaffna Town, but Duraiappah built few landmarks.

    The 13th amendment will not work, but continue to be a stumbling block to make decisions promptly to develop the country. We have evidence in front of us, but some people’s middle name is ignorance, they won’t charge.

    • Comparison of Alfred Duraiappa’s accomplishments in Jaffna to that of C.V.Wigneswaran’s during his time as the CM of the Northern province is stupendously odd.

      Alfred Duraiappah was Jaffna’s independent MP from 1960-65 and mayor from 1970-1975. Wiggy was the CM from 2013-2018. Duraiappa’s accomplishments were pre-war. Wiggy was the CM post-war of a region heavily destroyed during the war with huge civilian casualties and thereafter occupied by the military. Private lands were sequestered and occupied by the military, and other innumerable issues faced the region.

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