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“Yes, we are Sinhala. The country is also Sinhala. So listen you Demala (Tamil)” President tells the Tamil people in Jaffna

[MISC, Monday, 5 April 2010 14:55 2 Comments]

MahindainJaffna3 The President during his speech at the Jaffna rally on the 1st had shouted at the Tamil people saying, “Yes, we are Sinhala. The country is also Sinhala. Therefore, you Demala (Tamils) listen to me. If you cannot listen without trying to be too smart, then leave.”

The President had made this statement while making his speech in Tamil with the help of the tele-prompter during the UPFA rally at the Duraiappa Stadium. The people who had not understood his speech had started to shout in anger while the President had shouted back in this manner.

When the Tamil people unable to comprehend what the President was trying to say in his speech had started to shout, and an angry President had said, “I will not stop. Since you shouted, I will speak more in Tamil.” One of Minister Douglas Devananda’s officials had then taken the microphone from the President and had started to calm the crowd.

Devananda had also been present at the time the President had lost his cool in this manner.

Before attending the rally, the President had visited the Naga Vihara and laid the foundations stone to a rest house for the sangha and visited the Nallur kovil.



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  • S.P. Dasan said:

    It is the Sinhalese goons who shouted, not the innocent Tamil people who were listning attentively. We Tamils must admire the President for trying to speak in Tamil; although with the help of the telepromptor. By speaking in Tamil he is respecting our language as well as our culture. We have political differences with him, but he is the only Sinhalese rular who learns Tamil and this shows that he has changed his views after the war. I think he is following King Asoka’s teachings.

  • Joseph said:

    That is not Mahinda’s voice.