Only Sri Lanka can resolve Tamil problems – Malaysian MPs
Two Malaysian MPs who are very vocal about the situation in Sri Lanka now say that only Colombo can resolve Tamil problems, not any other country or government.
M. Manogaran and S. Ramakrishnan also called upon the Sri Lankan government to show a large heart and meet the aspirations of the island’s minority communities.
“Only the Sri Lankan government can address their (minorities) problems,” Manogaran told IANS at the end of a short India visit, speaking for both of them. “Others including we can only play a secondary role.”
He said that now that “the war was over, and a winner and loser have been declared”, the Tamils in particular – who suffered the maximum from the ethnic conflict – expected a better life.
“The government must not only go for reconstruction (in the former war zone) and restore (minority) rights but also provide the necessary space for restoration of normalcy,” he said.
In June, both visited Sri Lanka where they met a large number of people both in Colombo in the north.
After meeting a large number of people in politics and academics in India, the MPs admitted before emplaning for Kuala Lumpur that it was time to move on in Sri Lanka.
“In any war there will be collateral damage,” Manogaran said. He underlined that the victims of Sri Lanka’s long-drawn war were not just the Tamils but “If necessary we are willing to join hands with the authorities in Sri Lanka for this,” they said. “We have spoken in the past about the conditions in Sri Lanka. Now that we have visited Sri Lanka and India, we know where we stand.”
Both Ramakrishnan and Manogaran belong to the Democratic Action Party (DAP), which is part of Malaysia’s opposition alliance.
Source: Government News Portal
Why these peoples always speaking about sri lanka tamils ethnic problem problem?Here we don´t have any problem any community with just we worried northern sri lanka we don´t have any sinhala community peoples,tamil community can live anywhere sri lanka but sinhala community not for north?
Majority tamil population living southern sri lanka,tamils and sinhala living together well there LTTE terror supporters only just want make problem.
It is heartening that these two MPs of DAP in Malaysia have visited SL and seen for themselves the fast-track development taking place in the North and East as well, and not in South alone. They had seen for themselves that the Tamil citizens of SL is today enjoying a better life in peace and harmony and bright prospects for their children, with no fear of conscription from the erstwhile LTTE and destruction. Their basic necesssities such as housing, health, education, food etc are well provided and infra-structure is being built. Billions of ruppees are spent in the re-construction of the North and East, destroyed by the foolish dream of the terrorist VP and the LTTE.
The foolish terrorist militancy of VP and his LTTE were solely responsible, for the loss of lives of Tamils and other communities and the damage to buildings and infra-structure in the three decades of war. The economy was stagnant during this long-drawn war. Under Hon President’s policies, SL is picking-up the pieces and recovering. All communites are enjoying this climate of peace and harmony to rebuild their broken lives. Infra-structure and the economy is developing on fast-track, better than in the imperial West, who is today struggling with mass unemployment and dire poverty. All this because of war mongering policies of US Obama. He is the biggest terrorist in the world today because of the destruction of lives and infra-structure of Libya, to grab its oil. I hope the American nation awakens to Obama’s evil as the anti-Christ and kick this Kenyan buffoon out at the forthcoming Presidential election, before he precipitates a 3rd WW and nuclear armagaddon.
I hope the two MPs advised the TNA and other Tamil parties in SL to co-operate with the UPFA government, in the work of development of the nation and its economy on fast-track for the benefit of the WHOLE NATION AS ONE COUNTRY.
UNITED WE STAND. DIVIDED WE FALL.
Our enemies want us to be divided so that they can exploit us. The Tamil Sri Lankan citizens need to understand this. They need to send a loud and clear message to TNA and the diaspora, that they want to remain Sri Lankans and not live in a hell-hole under the jack-boots of some despotic Tamil ruler/criminal in a mythical ‘Tamil nation/kingdom’ in SL.
There are millions of Tamils living in Malaysia, represented by their own MPs. They do not struggle for a separate Tamil nation for themselves in Malaysia. That would be a disaster. They would be put down fiercely by the Malaysian govt. The Tamils in Malaysia are enjoying a properous life, as Malaysian nationals. In like manner, Tamils in SL are now enjoying better lives under the fair policies of Hon President. A golden era for all our communities is just dawning. Only the racist radical nationalists are a threat to this, spurred-on by the imperial West, who do not want us to develop and prosper better than them.
Suresh has commented with an important point. Sinhalese being majority are not yet allowed in north but tamil minority living all over the island since the past. So this united srilanka is still just a joke unless govt solves it.!
Will tamils well come sinhala people to north.? Or do govt insert sinhala people by force to the north.?
Otherwise what’s the “united” srilanka means..?
These’re the questions we have..!
mad misbelievers unrolling here 1km long comments as fool pandits. They say about obama, libya, kenya, 3rd ww, nuclear..etc. Bull shit….!!!
Current necessity is freedom for all people to live without hurting each other.! Sinhalese have been patient for too long with this karachchal. We don’t need to press tamils here although we defeated tamil terrorism. Also we’re buddhist who don’t wish any violation of their human rights. But If they want home land in north then all tamil speaking people should be there. We need to be free of this karachchal.! We don’t wish or ready to bear any more hardship or to learn tamil for the name of unity.
to nicholas:The tamil minority in Sri Lanka and are not given all their rights such education and obtaining a house . Also the sinhala buddhist are starting to buil their stupa in the middle of tamil communities this is showing the gvt does not care for the Tamils or their their religion. Most tamils wish to see the LTTE because many Tamil civlians have died too