Sumanthiran questions giving jobs to Chinese in the North

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M.A Sumanthiran has questioned the decision to give jobs to Chinese nationals in the North.

Sumanthiran initially tweeted an image of a man he claimed was a Chinese working at a project site in Jaffna.

However, he later removed the tweet saying he was informed that it was not a Chinese man.

Sumanthiran expressed regret over the error but added that he will post pictures later of Chinese working in the North.

“It has been brought to my notice that this person is not a Chinese National but a Sri Lankan. I regret the error. Will post pictures of other actual Chinese working in the North in the near future,” Sumanthiran tweeted.

China is funding several projects in Sri Lanka, mostly highways, buildings and the Colombo Port City.

Hundreds of Chinese have been employed to work on these projects in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Chinese acquire projects with lower cost because they work hard. In contrast, Tamils rather move to the Western countries to live an easy life by claiming refugee status. Tamils do not work hard as Chinese. We all know Tamils live on diaspora’s money. If they work for the government, they work only a few hours a day. In the 1970s and 1980s Tamils worked hard. I had friends who got up at 4 O’clock in the morning to collect vegetables from their farm. Then take that vegetables to the market to sell. Before going home for breakfast they had to buy fish to cook. Then only they go to school. Now days Tamils are spoiled with easy money by claiming refugees status in the West. The mindset of working hard well and truly gone. The South Asian leaders have utterly failed. Instead of using the people to make wealth as China does, India created terrorism and Sri Lanka created 1983 riots. This have changed everything in the country. Now it is impossible to reverse the people’s mindset and their laziness. Only solution is putting pressure on everyone to utilise the human resources, but the West will not allow that happen. Because, this is the only way to keep you all under the West. Please note, China will not encourage to change the system either, because China also wants you to be dependent on it. The truth is, impossible for you to lead Asia or the world. Basically, I don’t see a future for South Asia. Just continue to survive, as you have been doing it for centuries, if COVID 19 permits.

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